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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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Sep 24, 08

it was ok
bookshelves: 2007-reads, non-fiction, autobiography-biography-memoir

This was a very disturbing account of a boy whose father was an alcoholic and wanted nothing to do with him and whose mother was mentally ill and made her shrink the boy’s legal guardian. What does make this book stand out and what left an impression on me, is the story. It is almost unbelievable. Some readers found it humorous. Although there were some quirky things that happened that may make you laugh, I did not find this book funny at all. It was almost depressing. The most promising part of this book is the fact that Augusten was able to make it to adulthood and publish his story.
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