October 28, 2009

Augusten in October

From N.Y. Mag's Interview with Augusten Burroughs:

Where do you go to be alone?
I am alone all day every day. The only difference between me and an inmate in solitary confinement on death row is that I have Internet access and an uncertainty about my future.

Augusten Burroughs, I have not read your memoir with the creepy claw fork on the cover, but thank you for leading me (and hopefully my fellow quarterlife-crisis-ers) to realize that struggling with uncertainty about one's future is so much better than struggling with the certainty of death by execution. It's all about perspective.

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