Augusten Burroughs, Lust and Wonder: A Memoir, at UNM's Dane Smith Hall

In partnership with the University of New Mexico's Creative Writing Program, please join us in welcoming Augusten Burroughs back to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico!

From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man's life.

With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust & Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs.

Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: True Stories, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. He is also the author of the novel Sellevision, which is currently in development for film. The film version of Running with Scissors, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, was released in October 2006 and starred Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (nominated for a Golden Globe for her role), Alec Baldwin and Evan Rachel Wood. Augusten's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. In 2005 Entertainment Weekly named him one of "The 25 Funniest People in America." He resides in New York City and Western Massachusetts.

This is a free event with book sales and an author signing. Burroughs' new book, Lust and Wonder, as well as his backlist titles will be for sale. 

Event date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
University of New Mexico
Dane Smith Hall 120
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 28th, 2017

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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 29th, 2016

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Published: Picador USA - June 1st, 2003

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