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Lust & Wonder: A Memoir

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In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust & Wonder is an intimate and honest memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for.



  • This one is a real snooze-fest. It's like having a friend drone on and on about their love life without ever bothering to ask about yours. I mean, that's pretty much what you sign up for with a memoir, right? But this one just falls flat. Maybe it's Augusten's narration or his constant ridiculing of others, but I found it more irritating than engaging. I was just counting down the minutes until it was done. Maybe I've grown out of this kind of writing. On the bright side, the way he expresses his affection for his partner is actually quite lovely, I must admit.
  • I have read all of Augusten Burroughs books and I have to say that this one left me wanting more. Not more story, but more introspection, more reflection into what the years and relationships have revealed to him about himself. Given all that he has been through and given his unique talent to convey events, I guess at this stage of his life and writing career I was looking for a bit more"wisdom" or "maturity" in the writing. He remains a very funny guy, but you just get the feeling that all those attempts at humor are masking a deeper, more complex person that I was hoping to meet in this book.