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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.
It funny much laughter And scared please read and cry. Bad dad do no good. Make kid cry all timePublished 11 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 23 days 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 2 months ago by Lila in berkeley
I didn't loathe this book, it rang true for alot of my childhood memories as well (except like most people, I don't remember learning to walk!). Read morePublished 3 months ago by SET67
While this is well read by the author and an excellent story, as a true story it was heartbreaking. The author has some really good original music through out and all four pieces... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jannette Stetson-Buck
Great. Very moving. True depiction of a great mans life as a boy growing up in a dysfunctional family. Go buy it!Published 3 months ago by Miranda
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 5 months ago by E. Jankowski