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Publisher Description

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016.

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs....

Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Isabella79 ,

Great

Very well written..

akelly747 ,

Nothing special

Despite the "great reviews" and even a coworker recommending it, I am 3/4 the way into the book (pg 388) and it is incredibly boring and poorly written. It cannot keep my attention at all. I'm forcing myself to keep reading hoping it will get better but it's not. Just a bunch of looneys living together in a house who don't bathe or clean or work or anything!

klopez13 ,

Loved this book

I really liked the book

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