A Wolf at the Table

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A Wolf at the Table
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Author Augusten Burroughs
Cover artist Chip Kidd
Country United States
Language English
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication date
April 29, 2008
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 256
ISBN 0-312-34202-0
OCLC 191763295
813/.6 B 22
LC Class PS3552.U745 Z48 2008
Preceded by Possible Side Effects
Followed by You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas

A Wolf at the Table is a 2008 memoir by Augusten Burroughs that recounts his turbulent childhood relationship with his father. In the summer of 2007, Burroughs announced on his official website that the book would be released on April 29, 2008 (2008-04-29). In an interview with Wikinews, Burroughs said that many of his fans may have trouble with the book.[1] A Wolf at the Table spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, reaching number 2 in its first week.[2] It also reached number 9 on the Wall Street Journal's Best Seller List.[3]

Tegan Quin of the duo Tegan and Sara wrote a song titled "His Love," which was performed at various book openings and occasionally at the Quin twin's concerts.[4]


  1. ^ Shankbone, David (12 October 2008). Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book. Wikinews. Retrieved on 21 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Best Sellers". New York Times. June 22, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Wall Street Journal Best Sellers". Wall Street Journal. May 15, 2008. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Tegan Quin – Writing His Love". March 17, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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