Running with Scissors
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016.
Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs....
Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.
From Publishers Weekly
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Read this years ago and read it again now. Couldn't put it down both times! Such crazy experiences...keeps you interested!
If only 25% true, still hair-raising.
Unlike others below, it's a great read! Auto biographies always keep you interested and every novel by this author is great and true or else it wouldn't be called such. Worth every penny and every other novel by AB. Buy actual book so you can read faster and better though. iBooks is great for buying books for kids, not adults.