Running with scissors : a memoir (eBook, 2008) [Macalester College]
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Running with scissors : a memoir

Author: Augusten Burroughs; Sony Electronic Publishing Company.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st ed., Sony eBook edView all editions and formats
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This is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, the author found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Augusten Burroughs; Augusten Burroughs; Augusten Burroughs
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Augusten Burroughs; Sony Electronic Publishing Company.
ISBN: 9781429902526 1429902523
OCLC Number: 433534885
Awards: Short-listed for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2003
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Responsibility: Augusten Burroughs.

Abstract:

This is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, the author found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs. It is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny, but above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.
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