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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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Apr 16, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2008

I really don't care how true this book is, I thought it was fucking good. People should stop worrying so much about the "truth" and just enjoy this book for how it is written: awesomely.

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Ah, Shannon - you are a woman after my own heart; after all, what is truth? With that in mind, you might like "In Patagonia" by Bruce Chatwin. He came in for quite a bit of criticism when it became apparent that not all of that travelogue was 100% factual. I say "Pah!" to that. So what? It is beautifully written and one of the few books that I have read more than once.

Andrew I haven't read it yet, but anyone who has read Tim O'Brien already knows that fiction is better at telling the truth than non-fiction anyway.

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