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 Amazon.com 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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