Feb 2, 2013
Review: You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read Running With Scissors by this same autho and found it oddly amusing. Parts of this book are down right sad and other parts are hilarious. I've read other reviews & can relate to them thinking Burroughs is selfish, but if we all had to write honestly as he has, who among us does not occasionally have a selfish MEAN THOUGHT.
I like that some of the stories seem to reflect that his attitude and writing is growing up a little as he grows older. I just find some of the stories FUNNY whether they are 100% true or just told with a twist. Funny is funny. I believe this man had a hard time growing up & at least he can laugh about it, & I believe he has occasionally found the rainbow, or at least something useful in his various travels. I think the fact that he writes in itself shows that he had some bravery in him somewhere to have a goal & not just give in & feel sorry for himself like so many people do when they have a bad childhood.
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