Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs Paperback Book


Rent Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Format: Paperback, Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: St Martins Pr Special

Published: Jun 2003

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - General

Retail Price: $18.00

Pages: 320


The events of five years in the life of Augusten Burroughs, as recounted in a memoir that is both horrifying and mordantly funny, are so unbelievable, they make even the most outrageous episode of 'The Jerry Springer Show' seem rational by comparison. RUNNING WITH SCISSORS just might be the most aptly titled book ever written.

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BookLender review by Nicole on 2008-08-17 04:44:47

Worth reading. You find yourself saying NO WAY, but yes way.

BookLender review by MIRANDA on 2008-01-27 18:41:38

I laughed out loud many times while reading this book. It was witty and insightful and I'll definitely read it again.

BookLender review by Beth on 2007-06-08 19:34:04

This was a quirky, dark book. Very readable and definately made me feel wholesome and mainstream.