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Burroughs (Literature, People)

"Why can't we read Burroughs or something?"

Jackie doesn't specify which novelist she'd prefer to Jane Austen. William Seward Burroughs's experimental novels about sexual promiscuity and drug addicts aren't what most conservative, suburban parents want to see on their children's English reading lists. She probably wasn't referring to Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan. Augusten Burroughs's honest coming-of-age stories about troubled childhoods and wild adulthoods seem more her speed.

2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang"

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