Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs

Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted a book review, but my life has been so hectic. I took a month long vacation just to get away from everything to the hills of Kentucky and I'm extremely refreshed. I'm back now, and super excited to write reviews over the many books I've read while I've been away.

Title: Lust & Wonder
Author+Augusten Burroughs
Rating: 5/5
Buy the book: Amazon
SynopsisIn chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous,Lust and Wonder is an intimate and honest memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. 

I'm going to admit I hardly read book synopsis before reading the book. I literally judge a book by it's cover and go from there. So it's understandable that I skipped over the fact that this book was a memoir. It doesn't read like one at all! It's the first memoir that I've ever read and I was not disappointed at all.

Augusten is a very neurotic person, but I love him for all of his quirks. Some of his fears reminded me of my "irrational fears" but in my head, like his, they're not irrational at all.
At one point on the book, his boyfriend began laughing at him for worrying the pool deck at the top of the building was going to fall through the roof and he began thinking of escape routes. To anyone else that is absurd, but I go through scenarios like this in my head multiple times a day, and it deters me from doing certain things. For some people, they're weird quirks but for people like Augusten and I it's a very real problem.

One of my favorite aspects of Augusten's writing is the fact that he doesn't skip anything. Even if it's embarrassing, or it may make him look bad. He doesn't care. I love that in authors. The people who write with truth, and raw emotion are my favorite. This is the first book I have read by him, so now I have to go read all the others written by him as well.