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Top Customer Reviews
Absolutely loved Wonder Boy--more and more I'm seeing his mom in both a sympathetic light and a humorous light. Her belief in his psychic powers--very funny--and then so poignant when he attempts to get her out of a depressed mood with one of his tricks.
I loved Peep and even in this chapter where he admits to spying on people he reveals his tender side--he wanted better for the woman victimized by the king of the quickies.
I adored the chapter about broken escalators. I wondered if it were just I who, at 64, trudges up broken escalators as though I were climbing mountains. So often young people fly by me. So Burroughs too finds them nearly impossible to scale. How comforting!
I absolutely loved Little Crucifixions and this tale of a visit to an unusual dermatologist made me sob. Burroughs has the talent of making you laugh uproariously one moment and in the next minute you're sobbing uncontrollably. He can cut you to the quick.
Fetch was an interesting, cute, and shocking chapter. I'm so glad he got his puppy, but his way of manipulating his mom was beyond belief.
I'm about to finish Burroughs' brother's book Look me in the Eye. I was halfway through it when Running with Scissors arrived and so was waylaid. I will say that between the two of them they gave their parents some horribly distressing times, but I will say that they had a pair of wild and crazy parents. Quite a family!
Every parent should be aware that some talented children possess the best weapon of all--the pen. The pen is mightier than the sword! Keep writing Burroughs! You're great. Originally I gave this book three stars and then just had to change to four. It had its flat and boring moments, but the great moments were superb. Burroughs is like a husband you've grown to love. Sometimes he bores you, sometimes he exasperates you, and sometimes he shocks you beyond belief, but some of the time he's endearing, amusing, and loveable, and you know that you don't want to give him up. I'm already thinking about ordering my next book by Burroughs--maybe I'll give myself a Christmas present and get his Christmas stories.
Thank you, Burroughs, for moving me to both laughter and tears once again.
I read "Running With Scissors" and "Dry: A Memoir" by this author before I read this book, but it is not necessary in order to appreciate this work of vignettes about the author's life.
Having lived a bizarre childhood and a more than difficult transition into adulthood, he tells his stories with such
wit and humor that bad situations make you cringe and smile at the same time.
His style is endearing and contagious, as is witnessed by the fact that I was compelled to read 3 of his books...so far!
One interesting thing to note is the disclaimer that appears at the front of the book (and I guess all post-A-Million-Little-Pieces memoirs will have something similiar): "Some of the events described happened as related; others were expanded and changed. Some of the individuals portrayed are composites of more than one person, and many names and identifying characteristics have been changed as well."