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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 synopsisThis 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 Claus and a certifiable lunatic into the bargain. Suddenly at the age of 12, Augusten found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian house in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients and a paedophile living in the garden shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules or school. The Christmas tree stayed up until Summer and valium was chomped down like sweets. When things got a bit slow, there was always the ancient electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.Hide synopsis
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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......
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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