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Augusten Burroughs

Author of Running with Scissors

16+ Works 32,851 Members 694 Reviews 159 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Credit: David Shankbone, Sept. 2007

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Works by Augusten Burroughs

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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's (2007) — Foreword, some editions — 2,845 copies
Running with Scissors [2006 film] (2007) — Original book — 72 copies

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lynnwords | 36 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
Very bizarre memoir. Very dysfunctional childhood. Mother gave guardianship to her psychiatrist when he was 13.
 
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bentstoker | 307 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
Now we know what would happen if a Jackie Collins novel mated with a Stephen King novel and the story was made into a National Lampoon movie. This is a bizarre story of two dysfunctional families that is very-well written and oddly funny. It's a testament to human resilience that the author didn't grow up to be a serial killer.
 
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amandabeaty | 307 other reviews | Jan 4, 2024 |
Just... wut?

I didn't hate the writing, so I may read another of this author's books. Hence the 2 stars.

But this book... I can feel the filth.
 
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Carnal.Butterfly | 307 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Works
16
Also by
2
Members
32,851
Popularity
#589
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
694
ISBNs
218
Languages
11
Favorited
159

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