Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession and third tier celebrity, in the world of a fictional home shopping network.
Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America’s premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved and handsome (lonely and gay) host of “Slumber Sunday Sundown” accidentally exposes himself in front of twenty million kids and their parents during a “Toys for Tots” segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails about her appearance from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there’s Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere, until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision’s star host, who finds Mr. Right through the Internet–if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.
Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, an account of the greed and insanity of a fictional home shopping network,
Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: True Stories, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. The film version of Running with Scissors was directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt. Augusten’s writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. In 2005 Entertainment Weekly named him one of “The 25 Funniest People in America.”
Robin Miles has read over 130 titles covering many different genres and has won multiple Earphones awards. Her many audiobook credits include Augusten Burroughs’s Sellevision, Edwidge Danticat’s Brother I’m Dying, and Lalita Tademy’s Cane River.
“Savvy, very entertaining. Is there a funnier combination than fast-moving soap-opera and tawdry comedy? Underneath all the lunacy lies a grim truth: the thin line separating grotesque satire and everyday reality has been erased and will never exist again.” —Bret Easton Ellis
“An absolute howl …wicked fun.” —New York Daily News
“One of the hoots of this fall.” —People
“Acidic entertainment.” —Entertainment Weekly
Sellevision was published on November 28, 2006.The Sellevision Audiobook is 1230 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Sellevision includes the following subjects: Humorous / Black Humor. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Humorous.
The author of Sellevision is Augusten Burroughs. Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: True Stories, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. He is also the author of the novel Sellevision, which has been optioned for film. The film version of Running with Scissors, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, was released in October 2006 and starred Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (nominated for a Golden Globe for her role), Alec Baldwin and Evan Rachel Wood. Augusten’s writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. In 2005 Entertainment Weekly named him one of “The 25 Funniest People in America.” He resides in New York City and Western Massachusetts.
The narrator for the Sellevision Audiobook is Robin Miles.