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Running with Scissors: A Memoir


This is the story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of grandeur) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Julie D


by Julie D on Jun 21, 2012

a well written bizare account of twisted family life endured & somehow survived by this young man growing up in so many directions, his thought processes are fascinating....I wanted to stop reading , but couldn't...... More


Well worth the read

by Swede on Dec 17, 2009

There are a couple homosexual references shocking jolting to a hetero but if you can get past them, the book is a wonderful zany disturbing read. The very definition of Dysfunctional Families. More


Truly disturbing...

by carriej on Aug 24, 2009

The thought that a child could actually be treated this poorly and raised in this manner -- make that multiple children being raised to raise themselves with unscrupulous parents and no guidance what-so-ever -- is truly, utterly disturbing. All that being said, Augusten Burroughs did a fabulous job ... More


Running With Scissors: Review by Conundrum

by Conundrum on Jun 13, 2009

To be totally honest, I actually watched the movie, ?Running With Scissors? before I read the book. However, the movie is what interested me in the stories of Augusten Burroughs. In my opinion, ?Running with Scissors? took some major bullocks to write. The story is so intriguing that you just cannot ... More


guidline to kasur

by kasur on Oct 30, 2008

Eva completes her training and is sent on a series of missions at the behest of Romer, her tutor and recruiter. She finds herself suddenly in a glamorous world of subterfuge, travelling extensively and living in occasional luxury as she undertakes her responsibilities as an agent. We follow Eva on her ... More

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