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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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Dec 27, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: memoir
Recommended for: no one
Read in August, 2006

I was expecting to read this book about a kid who had a disfunctional family and was given over to an even more disfunctional family and high-jinx would ensue. Don't get me wrong when the writing and charactarization is on, it is so spot on and I love it, but what I had a very difficult time with was understanding the point of the detailing of the abusive relationship between Burroughs and one of the adults who lived with him. I wanted to love this story and the book, but it was hard to when I wanted to be sick after reading detailed accounts of a 35 year old man performing sex acts on a young teenager.

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message 1: by Jane (new)

Jane Thank you. I will avoid it now.

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Jane Thank you. I will avoid it now.

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