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I just listened to the audio book.
The story didn't seem to flow very well, and because of this, I found myself skim reading over some paragraphs in order to find something more interesting in the tale.
I tried and tried to get through this book and I really wanted to like it, but this book is just awful.
Meh. I was bored, mostly because so much of the story felt disingenuous (my current over-used critical term for a memoir) as a result of the multiple long fantasy sequences --... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chance Lee
Nothing at all like I expected I was thinking it would be more entertaining like Running With Scissors but it's so dry.Published 1 month ago by brian m. pasquine
I read several of Augusten Burroughs' memoirs recently and he seems to be undisputably the master of the personal memoir. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathryn Esplin
It funny much laughter And scared please read and cry. Bad dad do no good. Make kid cry all timePublished 3 months ago by michael patrick
Facing his childhood and the fears it brought of his father, Augusten Burroughs recaps his feelings growing up in a dysfunctional family, to say the least. Read morePublished 3 months ago by N. Goodrich
I really don't see anything wrong with his father ignoring him or messing with him. "Augusten" Christopher should have kept to himself and never emerged from his one year... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Serpicor
A gut wrenching tale of the scarred and damaged son of a deeply troubled man. Augusten Burroughs delivers a tale as only he is able to do--akin to witnessing a horrifying situation... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dyrene Wilson
This memoir is very hard to put down, devastatingly scary and sad - yet somehow not ultimately crushingly depressing, because one knows that in the end young Augusten climbs up... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lila in berkeley