Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

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'This is the Brady Bunch on Viagra... it is impossible not to laugh at all the jokes; to admire the sardonic, fetid tone; to wonder, slack-jawed and agog, at the sheer looniness of the vista he conjures up' Rachel Cooke, Observer This is the true story of a boy who wanted to grow up with the Brady Bunch, but ended up living with the Addams Family. Augusten Burroughs's mother gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus and a certifiable lunatic into the bargain. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients and a sinister man living in the garden shed completed the tableau. In the perfect squalor of their dilapidated Victorian house, there were no rules and there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer and Valium was chomped down like sweets. And when things got a bit slow, there was always the ancient electroshock therapy machine under the stairs...... your fingers.a€ My mood ring went black. ... a€œGet your damn handsoff ofme, a€ my mother screamed, struggling against my fathera#39;s hands, which had found their wayaround her neck. a€œShut the ... a€œAre you going to cut your own throat?a€ I asked heranbsp;...

Title:Running With Scissors
Author:Augusten Burroughs
Publisher:Atlantic Books Ltd - 2004-02-01


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