Writer Augusten Burroughs Marries

A literary union.

BurroughsFrom the NYT:

Christopher Robert Schelling, a literary agent, and the writer Augusten Burroughs, who is also his client, were married Monday at Staten Island Borough Hall. Edison Stewart, the deputy city clerk for Staten Island, officiated. Mr. Schelling (left), 50, is the founder of Selectric Artists, an agency in Manhattan that represents fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as musicians. He graduated from DePauw University in Indiana.

Burroughs is the author of eight books including Running with Scissors, Dry, and Magical Thinking.



  1. Kyle says

    I have a friend (a straight guy) who’s a fan of Augusten Burroughs and always recommending him to me. I finally have something to add when he talks about him.

  2. jjose712 says

    Hagatha: Do you know what i don’t care? people who spend their time bitching and trolling.
    If you are not interesting, go and be annoying in another place

  3. Paul R says

    Hmm, not to sound catty, but it would seem that having a personal relationship with his agent might help explain why Augusten has been able to release some really low-quality books in recent years. I used to think he was great, but the quality has really dropped—even aside from the repetition.

  4. Anastasia Beaverhausen says

    Hag: I care, and at least one writer and one editor at the New York Times believes enough of their millions of readers care. The Times circulates 2.1 million copies (including digital accounts) on Sunday, with 1+ readers per copy/account. What are your numbers (no, pubic lice don’t count)?

    Nobody asked “does Hagatha the Towleroad Troll” care? Nobody.

  5. Caliban says

    Hmmmmm. Since Augusten couldn’t marry the person he clearly loves and admires above all others, himself, I suppose the person paid to promote him is the next best thing.

    Sorry, so many people recommended his books to me and I went in prepared to love them but just…. didn’t. In fact it was like chewing aluminum foil to get through them and his egotism was a HUGE part of that.

Leave A Reply