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Augusten Burroughs

When: Fri., April 1, 7 p.m. 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS

Augusten Burroughs made his mark with his 2002 memoir, Running With Scissors, an unflinching chronicle of his unsettling childhood, which became a New York Times bestseller and a film starring Annette Bening and Brian Cox. Since then, the Pittsburgh native has continued to explore autobiographical subjects. His latest, Lust & Wonder: A Memoir, trains its eye on relationships that played out against the backdrop of a sexually assertive metropolis where even, to quote Interpol's indelible phrase, "the subway is a porno." Indeed, the Big Apple has long nurtured world-class prurience as well as a high-minded vision of urban romance. The combination of Burroughs's droll, self-deprecating, observational style with the subject matter sounds like a match made in heaven, or at least Hell's Kitchen. Burroughs has charisma to spare, and his signings generate genuine excitement. Quail Ridge Books presents him at Burning Coal Theatre Company's home base, the Murphey School Auditorium. —David Klein

MURPHEY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, RALEIGH 7 p.m., $5, www.quailridgebooks.com

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