L. Coleman

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (47 of 49)
Location: London, UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,078,635 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 49
Possible Side Effects: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
Possible Side Effects: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Another "laugh out loud" work from the current master of cynic/egocentric humor. If you loved any of his other books (i.e. Running with Scissors, Magical Thinking, etc.), then you are sure to love this hilarious follow-up collection of short stories. As Augusten takes you from one corner to another in his insane past experiences (buying defective dogs, suffering torrential nosebleeds, taking holiday at an inn creepily decorated with one too many dolls), you will find yourself quickly and happily moving along. Though I find myself more and more often questioning the accuracy of his accounts, I am willing to admit I don't really care. Keep 'em coming, Burroughs.
A Piece Of Cake by Cupcake Brown
A Piece Of Cake by Cupcake Brown
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
I was floored by this book! Most of us have read "A Million Little Pieces", and like other reviewers, I must admit that I am also addicted to these kinds of stories. However, this book is a strong departure from many of the other books I have read in this genre. First, Cupcake has an amazing voice throughout the novel. The dialogue, however "street" it may be, is accurate and on point! I can tell you coming from the streets of NYC/America, that the speech and dialects are nothing less than flawless. Secondly, this author has much less of a tendency to victimize herself than other authors in the memoir game. Perhaps one would say that this is simply the effect of her AA meetings, etc., but I… Read more