October 05, 2006

Running with Scissors

book cover artRunning with Scissors
by Augusten Burroughs

This was a very quick read - I could not stop flipping the pages, mesmerized and tickled by Augusten's dramedy of youth, told with such a flair that putting it down always came with a sense of disappointment. While I conceived parallels in my own life to his mentally-unstable mother and distant, alcoholic father - any similarities ended there. I wouldn't wish upon anyone his teenage years, spent with the seriously-screwballed family (with its own multitude of disturbing ailments) of his mother's shrink. The book was hilariously shocking, in every respect.
posted by julie at October 5, 2006 09:15 AM

things people have said

...dramedy?

isn't that a kind of camel?

so said: erik at October 5, 2006 02:28 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dramedy

...but it's nice to know that someone reads these blurbs!

so said: julie at October 5, 2006 04:01 PM



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