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A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father by [Augusten Burroughs, Patti Smith, Sea Wolf, Ingrid Michaelson, Tegan Quin]
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Amazon Significant Seven, April 2008: When I started reading A Wolf at the Table, I thought I knew what to expect. Augusten Burroughs captures intense experience with an inexplicably cool remove, imparting a stillness and purity to emotions that would likely run amok in anyone else's hands. I love this quality of his writing, and it's present in full force in this memoir of a childhood spent in thrall to a predatory and deeply unpredictable father. What I wasn't prepared for was the suspense--the dread-filled, nearly sonorous waiting for the worst to happen. An artful sort of bait-and-switch happens in the telling: Burroughs brings you to the brink of a terrible catharsis more than once, but the break in tension never comes. It is profoundly sad, remarkably tender, and fueled by a sense of love and reverence that only a child knows. --Anne Bartholomew

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.


"A serious departure . . . a moving depiction of fear and powerlessness from a child's point of view . . . compelling."--Deirdre Donahue, "USA"" Today"

"Shocking and terrifyingly thrilling, hooks the reader immediately."--"The Washington Post"

"An infinitely darker work than the author's previous takes on family dysfunction. Before his mother sent him to live with the loony shrink he immortalized in "Running With Scissors," Burroughs was a kid at the mercy of a father he believes was a sociopath. . . . Burrough's famous humor is mostly absent from this account, yet "Wolf "is not a grim book. How did he survive? . . . Writing--luckily for him and us--helped save him."--"People," A four-star "People "Pick

"With his new book, Burroughs breaks our hearts. Big time . . . "A Wolf at the Table "skillfully reminds us that the past never goes away. It's in our blood."--"Rocky Mountain News "(A)

"Whether your childhood was a fairy tale or a horror story, you'll be engrossed. . . . Even fans of previous work will be shocked by this story, the first chapter of a remarkable life."--"Parade
"A searing, emotional portrait of a son who wants nothing more than the love his father will not grant him, Burroughs's latest memoir is indeed powerful."--"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review

"As the pre-eminent writer of family dysfunction, Burroughs makes a convincing new case for the common heartbreak of distance between fathers and sons."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

"Intense, sincere, and passionate, Burroughs offers a deeply felt, intimate portrait of the most disastrous period in his life. He holds nothing back, and in fully giving voice to his emotions, he makes each moment immediate for the listener." - "AudioFile"


"In audiobook form, Burroughs's memoir is an unforgettable experience that will resonate with many." - "Library Journal," Starred Review

..".There are books that were born for bells and whistles, and Augusten Burrough's "Wolf at the Table "is one. This fifth memoir of abuse and excess is read, bleated, rumbled and, at times, tearfully shouted by the author himself. The audio book includes sound effects and occasional instrumental music, and it breaks new ground by presenting four songs written expressly for the productions. There is one each from Patti Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, Sea Wolf and Tegan Quin." - "Washington Post"


"I felt that because this book is different than anything I have written before, it deserved a very unique, special treatment and production.""--"Augusten Burroughs on "A Wolf at the Table"

"I wanted an audiobook for the iPod generation - for people who love books but also love music and film. I wanted to bring the book to life as fully as possible.""--"Augusten Burroughs on "A Wolf at the Table" in "Publishers Weekly"

"Bestselling author Burroughs has written a brutally frank memoir about his father - his difficult, distant, miserable father - which he reads himself, effectively. Original music by Patti Smith, Sea Wolf, Ingrid Michaelson and Tegan Quin - composed for this audiobook - graces the final CD." - ""

Past Praise for Augusten Burroughs:

"A flawless audio adaptation of his alternately riotous and heartbreaking memoir." --Publishers Weekly on Running with Scissors

"[Burroughs's] performance blends self-deprecating black humor with wise-cracking confidence. His natural (or hard-learned) wit and charm keep the listener rooting for his success." --AudioFile on Dry --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0011UGLH4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 29, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1910 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 278 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 562 ratings

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Augusten Burroughs is the author of the autobiographical works "Running with Scissors," "Dry," "Magical Thinking," "Possible Side Effects" and "A Wolf at the Table," all of which were New York Times bestsellers. "Running with Scissors" remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two consecutive years and was made into a Golden Globe-nominated film starring Annette Bening. His only novel, "Sellevision," is currently in development as a series for NBC. "Dry," Augusten's memoir of his alcoholism and recovery, is being developed by Showtime. In addition, Burroughs is currently creating an original prime-time series for CBS. Augusten's latest book is called "You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas."

Twice named to Entertainment Weekly's list of the funniest people in America, Augusten has also been the subject of a Vanity Fair cover story and a Jeopardy! answer. His books have made guest appearances in two James Patterson novels, one Linkin Park music video, numerous television shows and a porn movie.

Augusten has been a photographer since childhood and many of his images can be seen on his website, He lives in New York City.

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