Book Review: Running With Scissors

running with scissorsTitle: Running With Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Genre: Memoir

I picked up Augusten Burroughs’ memoir on a whim, completely ignorant of the author or story. The jacket blurbs promised the book would be irreverent, hysterical, and deeply disturbing. They were right.

Burroughs grew up in a highly dysfunctional family and eventually lived with his mother’s psychiatrist and his family. He had a relationship with a pedophile, dropped out of school, created a skylight in the kitchen by knocking out the roof, Continue reading