Running with Scissors

 Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Author:  Augusten Burroughs
Genre:  Memoir

A month ago I left the book Haunted on  Mindy’s desk with a sticky note that read—You know you haunt me. After reading Guts in the first chapter, she claims she couldn’t sleep for a week.  As payback for her week of nightmares, she gave me Augusten Burroughs Running with Scissors. My assignment was to read this book before the movie comes out. I think it’s scheduled for release in September. I scanned IMdb, and the creatures featured include—Annette Benning, Paltrow, a Baldwin, even Leslie Grossman.

RWS is chaotic, but not like Britney and K-Fed, more like John Irving’s The Hotel New Hampshire, one of my all time favorite books. Knowing that THNH is fiction makes it easier to swallow. RWS is a memoir, so these things really happened. Even though I LOL’d throughout the book, parts of the book are so disturbing, I was thrown way off balance. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the book a lot. I love the voice young Augusten and admire him for telling his story. It just feels so unfair that a child endured that much twisted emotional drama. Adult drama. Dramarama. Baby-mama drama.

I bet if you searched Augusten Burroughs on and scrolled down the results, at the end you would find—People who liked RWS also liked… David Sedaris. Since I’m feeling psychic today, I also predict Burroughs probably runs around in real life with Sedaris. But not David. Amy.

Augusten Burroughs interview 
 Bill Maher interviews Augusten Burroughs


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