Mar 20, 2012

Running with Scissors By Augusten Burroughs

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Running With Scissors
by Augusten Burroughs
3.52 · rating @ Goodreads.

The true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus.

So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a paedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock-therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most outrageous circumstances.




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13 comments:

  1. I love psychological thrillers, and also science books on philosophy and psychology!

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  2. I love to read YA books. Thanks!

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  3. I read pretty much everything. if it gets too close and contains words, I'm reading it!

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  5. I like Christian fiction the most.

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  6. I like to read Christian theology books and also amish fiction!

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  7. I like reading YA novels :D

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  8. I like reading true stories and YA novels.

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  9. I love YA, Paranormal, and Mystery books.

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  10. I read just about anything from general fiction to self help with paranormal and mystery/thriller thrown in between

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