Saturday, March 05, 2016

A Childhood Memoir That’s Stranger Than Fiction

Off the Shelf
By Hilary Krutt    |   Friday, March 04, 2016
If any writer has mastered the art of finding humor in the grotesque, it’s Augusten Burroughs. Really, he had no choice. If he had taken to heart every trauma of his childhood, he would never have made it to adulthood—much less to his status as a New York Times bestselling author. As my grandmother always tells me, ‘If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’—and Burroughs’s memoir, Running with Scissors, exemplifies this philosophy. READ MORE

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