The late-night wars may
be on summer break until September's debut of The Conan O'Brien Show, but this morning's
Emmy nominations announcement gave Conan a mini W. O'Brien's short-lived
incarnation of The Tonight Show picked up a nod in the best variety, music
or comedy category, while The Jay Leno Show (and Letterman's and
Kimmel's) were left out.
Augusten Burroughs is all too familiar with the disastrous and absurd —
to the point that all six of his memoirs (starting with the hugely
successful Running with Scissors in 2002) have veered so far from the conventional that critics have questioned whether they’re even true. Apparently,
Burroughs has a knack for attracting chaos even post-youth.