Jeanne Henry
Jeanne Henry asked:

Is his actually the author's real life story?

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Luke Yes. Augusten Burroughs has written a lot of memoirs, most famously Running with Scissors, but this one's a bit different since it's mostly an adaptation of a diary he was keeping at the time. He edited it before publication to make it a smoother, more engaging narrative, but it's still completely true.
Kristin Gaske I believe it is, based on the subtitle, "A Memoir" and the reviews on the back of the book.
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