Revelations. Self-deprecation can be rare in memoirs, and it is that humorous laughing at oneself that Augusten Burroughs masters so well. His latest memoir is titled, Lust & Wonder, and his great writing presents gobs of details about a dysfunctional life. Burroughs offers such broad emotional and psychological revelation that any neurotic reader will appreciate that there is someone else in the world who is even more disturbed. From that wounded state comes fine writing that seems brutally honest and so self-reflective that one could assume that Burroughs has never had a thought that he has not written about. Readers who can laugh at themselves are those most likely to enjoy reading this book.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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