Monday, March 19, 2007

Running With Scissors

Still here in the City by the Bay. Read RUNNING WITH SCISSORS in one sitting yesterday, when I should have been writing. Everything I've read about Augusten Burroughs says that he is one of the funniest men in America. He's been compared with David Sedaris (of whose writing it is no secret I am Seriously Enamoured). But I actually found his story terribly sad. Good book. Sad story.

In other news, we rode bikes through the city and across the Golden Gate bridge today. Lunch in Sausalito in the sunshine, while San Francisco spent the morning cloaked in fog.

A beautiful day.



Rose said...


Sounds like a great day. {s}


Anonymous said...

I read my FIRST Sedaris book at the Rainforest Writer's Retreat last week. "Dress Your Family In Courdoroy and Denim". I have never, ever, laughed so much while reading a book before.

I am now a fan!

The only Augusten Burroughs book I have read is "Dry" which, while quite funny, also left me with a feeling of sadness. I think that's a pretty tough combination to pull off, actually.

kc dyer said...

I'm so glad you tried Sedaris, Michael! And you've nailed Burroughs -- that underlying sadness pervaded his book for me.