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Sellevision: A Novel

by Augusten Burroughs

Picador | June 1, 2003 | Trade Paperback

Sellevision: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession and third tier celebrity, in the world of a fictional home shopping network.

Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America''s premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved and handsome (lonely and gay) host of "Slumber Sunday Sundown" accidentally exposes himself in front of twenty million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails about her appearance from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there''s Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere, until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision''s star host, who finds Mr. Right through the Internet--if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.67 × 5.85 × 0.64 in

Published: June 1, 2003

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312422288

ISBN - 13: 9780312422288

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new look at the shopping channel... Burroughs' first work of fiction is fantastic. He takes you through behind the scenes of a shopping channel and those behind the camera. I really enjoy his almost evil sense of humor. We start off with the main character, Max, who has just been fired for exposing himself on live television during a children's toy segment. It seems that everyone from this fictional shopping channel has their own problems, from cheating to stalkers. This book has it all. Highly enjoyable; Burroughs has a way with words and creating memorable characters.
Date published: 2013-10-29

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Sellevision: A Novel

by Augusten Burroughs

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.67 × 5.85 × 0.64 in

Published: June 1, 2003

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312422288

ISBN - 13: 9780312422288

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Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession and third tier celebrity, in the world of a fictional home shopping network.

Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America''s premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved and handsome (lonely and gay) host of "Slumber Sunday Sundown" accidentally exposes himself in front of twenty million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails about her appearance from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there''s Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere, until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision''s star host, who finds Mr. Right through the Internet--if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.

About the Author

Augusten Burroughs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, and, most recently, Possible Side Effects, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers and are published around the world. A film version of Running with Scissors was adapted for the screen by Ryan Murphy. Augusten has been named one of the fifteen funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts.

Editorial Reviews

“Savvy, very entertaining. Is there a funnier combination than fast-moving soap-opera and tawdry comedy? Underneath all the lunacy lies a grim truth: the thin line separating grotesque satire and everyday reality has been erased and will never exist again.” —Brett Easton Ellis

“An absolute howl ...wicked fun.” —New York Daily News

“One of the hoots of this fall.” —People

“Acidic entertainment.” —Entertainment Weekly
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