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Running with Scissors: A Memoir

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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 synopsis

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  • Take with a grain of salt Oct 23, 2008
    by HesterPrine08

    So your parents seperate and neither of them are capable of taking care of you. So what does your unstable mother do? She lets her psychiatrist become your legal gaurdian. Sound sane? No, but not much in Augusten Burroughs life sounds sane either. From living with the Finch clan in their broken down victorian home to discovering your sexuality with their grown "adopted" son Bookman. Burroughs shares with the reader a harrowing time in his life and shows us you can find humor in any situation. From bible dips to reading signs in one's bowel movements. If he can turn out somewhat adjusted then there's hope for us all.... maybe.

  • AMAZING!!! Jun 1, 2008
    by CheyeAnn

    This book was absolutely amazing!!! I loved every second of it and I read it TWICE in THREE days... I would most definitely recommend it to EVERYONE!!!

  • Apr 3, 2007
    by SLHEFF

    An average story of a man's insane upbringing. At times I couldn't believe some of the things really happened.

  • A Disturbing Book Apr 1, 2007
    by Bellinghamjan

    I did not enjoy the book. It was well written but I did not find the subject matter "funny". To me it was a look at a very disturbed family. It did not give psychiatrists a very good name. I wouldn't bother recommending the book to others.

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