A Memoir

eBook - 2013
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An advertising executive remembers his childhood with his eccentric foster family and his early adulthood experiences of trying to establish an independent life for himself.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Picador, 2013
ISBN: 9781466844308
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library


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Apr 27, 2016

Just an excellent read and a sad story--but with a happy ending! Love Augusten Burroughs. So very readable and hard to put down...kept me up a few late nights: "one more chapter."

Jul 30, 2015

I remember reading this a few years back, but then I was not able to get through the gay sex parts. Excellent book about the power of booze and the strange choices people make when crossing the lines of addiction. I am glad I read it again. Highly recommended.

dburke1827 Jun 25, 2014

Read all his books, and he keeps me up past by bedtime :)... This is one of my favorites.

neptuna5 Nov 27, 2012

The most engaging book written about giving up alcohol. A page turner. Loved it!

Jun 05, 2012

This is the second memoir I've read by Burroughs, and I read it in one sitting. His wit and humor make this dark tale an irresistible read, and gives readers a different look into alcoholism. I love that even though this is a hard tale to tell, he doesn't write for pity, he writes to tell the story.

dotdeangelo Feb 10, 2012

While commuting I saw someone reading this book with such enthusiasm, I asked her about it. She told me it was the third of his and to read them in order.. So I went out a starting to read Running with Scissors. Once I got to this book I was also turning pages frantically while riding the subway. Along with turning pages I would laugh out loud a lot. I forgot that I was riding a NYC subway at rush hour!


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Jun 05, 2012

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