Review: Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs

lust and wonderTruth be told, I would probably love anything Burroughs writes. I feel like he is a kindred spirit. In this book, he describes his love life once he moves to New York and publishes his first book. He is very candid about his own shortcomings, his quirks and flaws which contribute to the downfall of some of his relationships. I could very strongly relate to his catastrophe worries. As someone with often-crippling anxiety, I read these passages with familiarity, as if I were reading someone describing my own issues.

Burroughs’ sense of humor is very dry, and will make you laugh when you least expect it. Early on in the book, he throws in a line about a perfect brownie with a top that shatters when you bite into it. Can you taste that now? I can, and it sounds wonderful. I’d like a piece a la mode, right now.

The first time Burroughs describes meeting Christopher, you can tell this is going to be someone special to him. He says he will either become his agent or his boyfriend. Christopher becomes his agent, and many years later, his boyfriend. Burroughs realizes he’s in love with Christopher while in the decline of another relationship. It’s a very sweet story as the best friends become lovers and then eventually marry.

If you’ve read his other stuff and liked it, then you will definitely also like this book. If you follow him on social media, you have probably seen pics of his dogs, who are also in this book. I feel like I have some sort of insider’s perspective on his life because of the social media aspect. I will gladly read anything this man has to say about anything, and I would love to sit down with him and have a drink (doesn’t have to be alcohol) and just shoot the shit with him about life.


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