You Better Not Cry

You Better Not Cry

Stories for Christmas

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Augusten Burroughs takes a hilarious look at the holiday season and how it can bring out the best and worst in people. Filled with nostalgia, Burroughs covers a plethora of past and present Christmas happenings.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9781427207739
Branch Call Number: SCD 813 Burroughs
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Macmillan Audio (Firm)


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Jan 15, 2019

Stories of childhood were poignant and mostly humorous. But shortly after he "left childhood behind", and there was sexual innuendo about Santa, the sweet quality of the book disappeared. That's when I quit listening.

Dec 16, 2016

This book is a collection of stories of Augusten's Christmases over the years, starting at childhood and ending at the time of writing the book.
The stories of the younger Augusten were sweet and funny. They told of childhood wonder, of mixed up beliefs that kids sometimes get and general childhood. Augusten was a precocious and difficult child and one that saw the world in a different and interesting way. It would have been both a difficult and interesting thing to watch this kid go through childhood.
In adulthood, Augusten has some low Christmases. The story of the Christmas he spent on the streets was heartwarming, really. That was a nice Christmas story. It may have been my favorite.
In the last couple of stories Augusten has found his peace and is happy. These stories are lovely, knowing that he's found his way but they were also the slowest paced. The final story did drag and was exaggerated and expanded too much. The humor got lost in the long, airy, flamboyant telling.
All in all, I enjoyed these and they revolved around Christmas.

Oct 30, 2015

Possibly the worst book ever written.

Oct 23, 2014

Not good at all.
Don't waste your time on this one. Too much ego and proud of how crass he is.

Aug 12, 2010

The author does his work a great disservice by reading the text himself. Although the humour is available from the actual words ; Augusten Burroughs does not have the skills necessary for their audio presentation . It was an almost irritating struggle to separate his forced verbal cadence from the actual stories .


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