Sellevision

Sellevision

Book - 2003
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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 ).

Publisher: New York : Picador, [2003], c2000.
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312430078
0312430078
9780312422288
0312422288
Branch Call Number: BURROUGH
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 21 cm.

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dotdeangelo Feb 06, 2012

I get his humor. I now watch shopping channels looking for a peep!

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Jaquin
Jan 23, 2010

Ridiculous, perverted and entirely over-the-top. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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