When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
You might know Augusten Burroughs from one of his best-selling, acclaimed memoirs, including -Running with Scissors- -Dry- and -Magical Thinking-.
April 29, Burroughs visits Albuquerque for an event sponsored by Bookworks and the University of New Mexico Creative Writing Department in Dane Smith Hall Rm 125. Burroughs will be discussing and reading from his self-help satire -This is How- now in paperback from Picador.
From the publisher:
"If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can't get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life, if you really and truly wish you were dead, if you feel like it's your destiny to be a star, if you believe life has a grudge against you, if you don't want to have sex with your spouse and don't know why, if you feel so ashamed, if you're lost in life. If you have ever wondered, How am I supposed to survive this? This is How."
Don't miss your opportunity to come hear one of the most renowned writers of creative nonfiction of our time!
Our evening with Burroughs is another enriching collaboration between Bookworks & the University of New Mexico English Department's Creative Writing Program. Creative Writing Professor Daniel Mueller will introduce Mr. Burroughs. A book signing with Burroughs follows the talk.