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Review: Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs

Posted on: January 14, 2009

Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
2000; Picador. 229 pages.

The Incomplete Sentence Summary: Princess Diana tribute shows, hosts going commando, suspected incest, cheating husbands, hairy earlobes, a lawn covered in razors, an outing on live television, and faux Native Americans.

This is going to be a pretty short review as I don’t have all that much to say about this book.

Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs is a behind the scenes look into the lives of the quirky hosts at Sellevision, the premier home shopping network. Readers are introduced to Peggy Jean, the conservative Christian being stalked by a viewer; Max, fired for accidentally exposing himself on air; BeBe, the shining jewel in the network’s crown, Trish, a rising star on the network; and Leigh, a young host sleeping with the boss. If only QVC were more like this book.

Sellevision is a fun book, though near the end the plot seems to have run out of steam. Much like the thrill one might get from buying a cheap bauble peddled on TV, the initial thrill of this book fades soon after reading.

Rating: 3.5 Dazzling Diamonelle necklaces out of 5.

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