Possible Side Effects
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Ficmoir/PB/ 2006/291 pp
Author’s note says that some of the events happened the way he says they did, but he also expanded and changed some of the events, plus he’s taken several individuals and made them composites. And, of course, he’s changed names and identifiers of many others.
I don’t know about you, but that’s what I call fiction. However, the LOC has called it a biography.
So I’ve compromised by calling it a “ficmoir.”
Still and all, I kind of hope I can read this book before someone buys it. Having said that, please don’t not buy it for that terrible reason.