Running with Scissors
2 journalers for this copy...
From the back of the book:
"This is the true story of a boy who wanted to grow up with the Brady Bunch, but ended up living with the Addams Family. Augusten Burrough's mother gave him away to be raised by her psychistrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus and a certifiable lunatic into the bargain. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients and a sinister man living in the garden shed completed the tableau. In the perfect squalor of their dilapidated Victorian house, there were no rules and there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer and Valium was chomped down like sweets. And when things got a bit slow, there was always the ancient electroshock therapy machine under the stairs..."
17th June 2006
On second thoughts, I don't think this is my cup of tea, so I've offered it on the bookrelay site to bestfriends to fulfil a wish. Hope you enjoy it!
I will make a new journal entry when I've read it.
June 27th: In spite of a high MTBR I moved this one to the top and am already half way through. I like coming-of-age memoirs. This one is a little weird to say the least, but sofar I enjoy it.
A weird, sometimes hilarious, often crazy childhood memoir. Well written! I have already joined a ring for "Dry" by this author.
Thanks again Starry-Starry
Article in VanityFair
December 20th update:
Mooched by Lara in France. Will be mailed after the holidays.