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Sellevision: A Novel

by Augusten Burroughs

Picador | September 28, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Sellevision: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

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).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.32 × 5.55 × 0.66 in

Published: September 28, 2010

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312430078

ISBN - 13: 9780312430078

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: 2007-10-25

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Sellevision: A Novel

by Augusten Burroughs

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.32 × 5.55 × 0.66 in

Published: September 28, 2010

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312430078

ISBN - 13: 9780312430078

About the Book

Originally published: New York: St. Martin's Griffin, c2000.

From the Publisher

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).

About the Author

Augusten Burroughs was raised in Amherst, Massachusetts. An advertising copywriter since the age of 19, he lives in New York City. Sellevision is his first novel.

Editorial Reviews

A painfully hilarious look at the dark side of consumer capitalism and the perils of third-tier celebrity. Days after reading it, I''m still buoyed by the invigorating malice I encountered on virtually every page. Augusten Burroughs has slam-dunked the zeitgeist.