I almost like Magical Thinking more than Burroughs' previous titles. The reason being that its not a straight memoir, but rather a collection of anecdotes from various points in his life. Magical Thinking is a psychological term that bascially means that the subject believes that they have more control over events than they actually do. Burroughs has spent his fair share of time in the big couch, so its not surprising that he'd pick an industry term for his book. He delves into everything from dog ownership to childhood memories of acting in commercials. His bizarre experieces and undeniable charm and wit make Magical Thinking an absolute joy.
Augusten is a slam dunk. He's never let us down yet with his many books and this one is no exception. Tune in tomorrow when we take a look at 'Possible Side Effects'. In the meantime, you need to add this one to your library!