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by Augusten Burroughs

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Augusten Burroughs
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Turtleback (August 29, 2006)
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School & Library Binding: 288 pages.

School & Library Binding: 288 pages.

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Running with scissors : a memoir. by. Burroughs, Augusten. 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 book. Augusten Burroughs - from his site

Running with Scissors book. Augusten Burroughs - from his site. While one may feel some sympathy for the author, who had difficulties in school, who was very much a free spirit, who had a pretty awful family, and had to cope with the ostracism and hostility engendered by his sexual inclination, he does not seem like a person I would want to know. Maybe as an adult he grew out of some of the more destructive behavior depicted here.

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Running with scissors. Also by Augusten Burroughs. Running with scissors. I flatly refused to go to school if my hair was not perfect, if the light didn’t fall across it in a smooth, blond sheet. I wanted my hair to look exactly like the mannequin boys’ at Ann August, where my mother shopped. One stray flyaway was enough to send the hairbrush into the mirror and me running for my room in tears. And if there was lint on my outfit that my mother couldn’t remove with masking ta. pe, that was a better reason to stay home than strep throat.

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217 Pages·1999·598 KB·266 Downloads·New! For use in schools and libraries only. A series of letters to an unknown correspondent reveals.

Augusten Burroughs's mother gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus and a certifiable lunatic into the bargain. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients and a sinister man living in the garden shed completed the tableau. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer and Valium was chomped down like sweets. And when things got a bit slow, there was always the ancient electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.

Running with Scissors is a 2002 memoir by American writer Augusten Burroughs. The book tells the story of Burroughs's bizarre childhood life after his mother, a chain-smoking aspiring poet, sent him to live with her psychiatrist

Running with Scissors is a 2002 memoir by American writer Augusten Burroughs. The book tells the story of Burroughs's bizarre childhood life after his mother, a chain-smoking aspiring poet, sent him to live with her psychiatrist. Running with Scissors spent eight weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Running with Scissors covers the period of Burroughs' adolescent years, beginning at age 12 after a brief overview of his life as a child

Book Description : FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Enjoy this beautiful companion book to the extensive Exploring Calvin and Hobbes exhibition at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library.

Book Description : FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Includes an in-depth, original,and lengthy interview with Bill Watterson. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibition by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University that ran in 2014.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The author describes his bizarre coming of age years after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers.
  • Zehaffy
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a very engaging and entertaining account of extreme family dysfunction. Someone in my book club chose the book; I was unpredared for the bizarre behavior I would encounter in this autobiographical novel.

The title captured my attention because running with scissors and other hazardous behaviors were strictly forbidden when I was growing up. At first it seemed that absolutely nothing was forbidden in this family. As the story unfolds a few seemingly incomprehensible rules are revealed. The reason for these rules becomes apparent near the end of the book.

Authors of autobiographical novels about family dysfunction rarely avoid the "poor me" syndrome. The author describes, but does not judge the family he grew up in.

This book demands that the reader suspend disbelief in order to continue; from my point of view, doing so was well worth the effort.
  • Dagdardana
Memoir, even a few of the greatest examples in the genre, can sometimes fall short of engrossing, may crawl along as the author drags readers through events that fail to universally engage.
This is NOT the case with Burroughs's work.
This book never slows down, and you won't want it to. This is a you'll-lose-sleep-to-finish-it-in-one-setting kind of book.
The language, subject-matter, and overall tone are explicit - properly so, as this boy's childhood was explicit. The title says it all; Augusten ran, break-neck, through a psych ward of formative years, wielding a plethora of too-sharp, age-inappropriate objects along the way.
If you're easily offended, you might want to skip this one.
Otherwise, buy it, settle in when you have plenty of time, and hold on tight.
  • Kerdana
Something I felt was missing in this memoir though it was funny and crazy. I felt it was such a different kind of read for me and I enjoyed it so much.

Ok so I read the book and I was laughing so hard and thought to myself that I have to watch the movie and the movie sucked big time.

Ok and now as for the book, I have to say Auggie had one of the most stangest childhood I have ever read about and he was surrounded by some pretty colorful characters.

There were times I was laughing out pretty loud and at times I sadly went "oh dear" (his sexual experiences etc) Sometimes I really wondered about lifestory while I commuted to work. SOme of the scenes were rather graphic and pedophilic undercurrents in the network of the family was disturbing.

Auggie's mother is a poet (mind you also with mental illnesses) and his father is a teacher/professor who is an alocoholic and boy do they fight. And their son, the author, is sent to live with his mother's therapist, Dr Finch.

Dr Finch and his family are really a mix of hippies and oddballs and other disturbing elements. But they are endearing too. Well, everyone is entitled to their beliefs and practices and so are the Finches.

And so his quirky stories begin. This is not a typical memoir. The author includes all the ugly stuff in it as well

What I loved about this book:
The author never makes himself look like a victim or survivor. He tells everything as it and how he constantly tried to make sense and struggle with growing up.

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a different memoir to read!
  • Trash
I chose this book because it was referenced in another book that I loved (E-squared); I learned that Augusten Burroughs transformed his life from that of a skid row alcoholic to a best selling author, and I wanted to read his first successful book. When viewed through the lens of his transformation, this is probably a five star rating, but it was a little too weird for me. I read the entire book in less than 24 hours, but on several occasions I needed a break from the overwhelming depravity that he described. I am no stranger to mental illness and the chaos that it creates, but in this memoir, there were nearly no normal characters to act as reference points. I do recommend the book, and I can understand how it spent so many months on the best seller list, but I came away feeling so wonderfully average, and for the first time it was a huge positive thing.
  • ℓo√ﻉ
If one is interseted in reading about a household of mentally ill people and abused children you may like this book. I occasionally read true crime stories but this not one with it's described in detail vulgarity. I got 50% through the book and just couldn't take anymore. It is the story of a truley twisted "Psychiatrist" and the vulgar beliefs he instills and demonstrates for his and other children. Could not find any redemming qualities. I rarley leave a book unfinished but this one literally made me nauseous.
  • Zacki
One of the better entries in the "you can't make this up" genre of literature. Just when you think the characters or situations can't get more bizarre, you are proven wrong, and that keeps you turning each page just to see what happens next. The sex scenes and relationships mean this is strictly an adult read. I found myself wondering what sort of society would tolerate, much less fathom, the life the young author experiences, and yet I'm glad he went through and survived it just so we could receive this enjoyable read. You will be amused and disturbed in equal measure by this book.
  • Kulalbine
I did enjoy reading this book! I read it pretty quickly and the plot was really unexpected, different than anything I have ever read. The reviews I had read before choosing this book spoke about vulgarity and explicit content, and the novel definitely has both of those! It's one of those situations where you want to stop because it feels wrong but you can't because it's so interesting. If you become uncomfortable easily, I probably wouldn't read this one. Try and keep an open mind while you read and you will enjoy the honesty and vulnerability the author offers.