Running With Scissors


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My latest pre-pub. book is The Long Journey Home by the mother of  the author Running With Scissors.  I thought the title of Running With Scissors terribly clever; I mean, who hasn’t been told not to run with scissors?  As a minimum, walk with the blade pointing down so if you do fall you won’t impale yourself.

Both stories are tragic and Running With Scissors is extremely graphic.  It’s just that Running With Scissors author, Aususten Burroughs manages to be amusing and tragically light hearted in the midst of his bizarrely sad, painful life.  And did I mention, extremely graphic!?  In contrast, The Long Journey Home is a book  full of excuses, of never taking responsibility for tragic wrong doing and was simply self justifying-ly boring.  Running With Scissors doesn’t end at that happy place of peace and victory.  But it is well written.

Running with Scissors: A MemoirThe Long Journey Home: A Memoir


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3 Responses to Running With Scissors

  1. Caitlin says:

    How odd, did Augusten Burroughs’ mother run off and write a book right after her son did? What was the timeline? I don’t think I can bring myself to read this one.

  2. Terri says:

    Augusten Burrough’s and his mother are estranged. His book became a movie that got mixed reviews. Her book is a retaliation for his tell-all book. Hers comes out May 1, 2011. I just wouldn’t read it. You can read my review by clicking on the book photo (and then go ahead and give me a “Yes, this review was helpful vote.)

  3. Paul C.Lalchungnunga says:

    Damn great Page !

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