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Running with Scissors


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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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

by marylee on Feb 14, 2008

I bought this as an audio book and threw it in the trash. I wouldn't even donate it or pass it on. It's disgusting, perverted. I can't believe it's a true story. Albris service was superb in delivery of all products I've ordered from them, I just made a mistake with this selection. More



by thinkbillly on Jun 3, 2007

I bought this book in the bookstore at JFK and read it enroute to Manchester, England. At the end of the flight I ditched it in a trash can at the airport. I loved it right up until the last chapter. I would have to reread it (groan) to pinpoint what exactly made me dislike it so much. Not going to ... More


like a car accident

by bonzo on Apr 7, 2007

This, along with many other books by Burroughs, hold the same elemental features. The stories are somewhat connected yet charmingly anachronistic. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes outrageous, sometimes disturbingly outrageous; the memories in this collection hold a distinct power over the reader. Even ... More


Couldn't put it down!

by apol227 on Apr 4, 2007

Great book if you are looking for a quick read! Unbelievable what the author has gone through in his teens! I recommended it to a friend and she also couldn't put it down. More

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