Sellevision

  • by Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal.
As Max fails to find a new job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the 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 thinks she can find Mr. Right via the Internet - if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.

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What the Critics Say

"First-time novelist Burroughs writes fluidly and shows a flair for fun, campy material." (Booklist) "A relentless spoof....This kaleidoscope of gleefully salacious intrigue aims to titillate and amuse in a purposefully over-the-top way." (Publishers Weekly)

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A Peek behind the Scenes..

This is one funny piece of fiction...a peek behind the scenes of a pert of middle class America. If you have every been flipping channels at 3am you will laught out lound at this story!

WELCOME to Sellevision! From the prissy high and mighty star who loves her pills a little too much to the accidental Host's embarrassing exposure. exposure which down the road translates a a very lucrative career...you just never want it to end.


Great Fiction from the author!! Great narrator also!

I would love to see this go to the screen!Robert Downy Jr. a must in the movie!
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- Nadine

Delightful Entertainment

A departure from Burrough's memoirs, but a delightful intertwining of plots, personalities and twists. At times a bit complicated, but a true soap opera novel. Seems to have left open room for a sequel...
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2006
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio