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Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs - We read to know we are not alone.
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Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
I was hesitant to read this book since all the reviews on it called it depressing. I found it to be the opposite. Yes, Burroughs led an unconvential, somewhat sad childhood, but he writes about his struggles with a sense of humor and very little bitterness. His novel reminds me a bit of David Sedaris's writing style, they are both self-obsessed gay men, but Burroughs is uniquely himself.

Obviously his experiences shaped the person he grew up to become (a very successful writer). I have added his novel "Dry" to my to read list.

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robertlyon From: robertlyon Date: June 19th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I bought that book a few months ago and have since lost it so I haven't been able to read it Actually my girlfriend read it and then lost it, grr. I came across your journal, was wondering if you'd like to become friends.
gemini_bookworm From: gemini_bookworm Date: June 20th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully you'll find the book, it was awesome. Also check out Magical Thinking. It is a continuation of the his story and just as entertaining.
robertlyon From: robertlyon Date: June 20th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Ok great. I will get it after I finish Scissors. Thanks for the recommendation. My name's Rob by the way, it's nice to meet you.
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