Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

[a Memoir]

Audiobook CD - 2006
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The author describes his bizarre coming-of-age years after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Audio Renaissance, p2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781593977818
1593977816
9781559278676
1559278676
Branch Call Number: 818.603 B945r 2006 CD
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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piecewicz
May 07, 2014

Another life story of a dysfunctional family life, interesting, but not edifying, I thought the popularity of the book would have made it worth my time. If this is on your “to read list” it can be moved to a lower priority.

librarylizzard Feb 01, 2014

I agree with what others have said: not everyone will find this as enthralling and hilarious as I did. If the events as they are told really happened there should be many pending lawsuits! I'm shocked that Augusten was able to become a well established writer in spite of his troubled upbringing. A memoir like no other - you have to read it and decide for yourself.

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Octillion
Dec 19, 2013

I don't know if I can recommend this book because I'm not sure if I liked it. It's not for everyone. It's a weird and sad subject (a completely messed up childhood) but the author has a really dark sense of humor about it so I found parts of it to be hilarious. Approach with caution.

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Kirb
Mar 21, 2013

Listened to 1 1/2 cd's and couldn't get into it. Odd, sad, weird.

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musicalyam
Jun 05, 2010

This is among the strangest, hilarious, original and poignant books I have ever read. Thouroughly engaging, brilliantly read and absolutely marvelous. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a novel that will be either loved or misunderstood my the reader so be fairwarned: it is not for everybody.

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g_a_stewart
Jan 19, 2007

Is there a rating system for books - like movies have? I enjoyed the book but I won't want my kid (or mother) to read it.

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Octillion
Dec 19, 2013

Octillion thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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