1.29.2007

Book Review: Running With Scissors



Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

This memoir is alarming, horrifying, hysterical and fast-paced...and is made more so by the fact that it's true.

Burroughs comes from a dysfunctional family, and when his mother can no longer cope, "gives" Burroughs to her psychotherapist, and he is quickly absorbed into an even weirder, more dysfunctional family. Burroughs storytelling is straightforward but biting, honest but edgy, and I found myself compelled to turn the pages to see what would happen next.

A great memoir, and now I'm doubly eager to see the movie recently released...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brian Cox plays Dr. Finch... how can you go wrong?! ;-)