Running with Scissors

by Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs is the author of the bestselling trilogy, Running with Scissors, Dry, and Lust &Wonder.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 315 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.69 out of 5
  • Published June 1st 2003 by Picador
  • Original Title: Running with Scissors
  • ISBN: 031242227X (ISBN13: 9780312422271)
  • Edition Language: English
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Augusten Burroughs is the author of the bestselling trilogy, Running with Scissors, Dry, and Lust & Wonder. Return to the memoir that started it all.The true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor’s bizarre family, and befriending a paedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock-therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.