The hilarious first novel by the #1 bestselling author of
Running with Scissors, Dry, A Wolf at the
Table, and You Better Not Cry, Sellevision
is Augusten Burrough''s darkly funny and vastly entertaining
skewering of a very troubled home-shopping channel.
Welcome to the world of Sellevision, America''s premier retail
broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much loved and handsome
(that is, lonely and gay) host of a "Toys for Tots" segment,
accidentally exposes himself in front of millions of kids,
Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max struggles to find a
new job in television, the popular and perky host Peggy Jean Smythe
is receiving sinister emails from a stalker. Popping pills and
drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending
a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then
there''s Leigh, whose affair with married Sellevision boss
Howard Toast is going nowhere until she announces their
relationship on air. A blistering satire of our overcharged,
scandal-obsessed world, Sellevision is "an absolute howl . . .
wicked fun" (New York Daily News).