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Augusten Burroughs never refers to his father as a sociopath, but his father fit the very definition.
Burroughs has a very straight forward writing style which has always been great to follow and this book is no exception.
I tried and tried to get through this book and I really wanted to like it, but this book is just awful.
I knew of Burroughs' reputation although I've not read anything else. I came upon the audiobook of this and went with it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Jankowski
Anything Augusten Burroughs writes is worth reading in my opinion. This book is haunting and took me back to some aspects of my childhood.Published 1 month ago by SeaRick1
After reading Mr Buurroughs's other books it was good to read this memoir of his Father. The horror, the fear all come through yet in Burrough's immutable style and grace. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bramwell
There's just something about the way Augusten Burroughs writes that makes me actually believe I'm reliving his life with him. Along with Wally Lamb, he is my favorite author!Published 2 months ago by Sheila P.
god augusten..can anyone say desperate to ride on the coattails of running with scissors? are you just lazy to come up with new content? Read morePublished 2 months ago by robash
I don't know how people say this is a bad book. First and only nonfiction book I've ever liked. I love it.Published 3 months ago by Stacey
I wishI could write this well. This story left me with a lot of questions, but that is what made the book interesting.Published 3 months ago by ivypuppy
Augusten is one of my top 3 favorite authors. This memoir of his father left me stunned. Perception is everything, and he remembers a lot of his childhood.Published 3 months ago by Peg
Augusten Burroughs puts words to emotions & experiences that made me appreciate him in a new way. His childhood was clearly harrowing, and takIng the time to express the terror he... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Bell