From the author: 'My father doesn't feature much in "Running with Scissors". And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most afraid yet most compelled to tell.' This prequel to international hit "Running With Scissors" tells the story of Augusten's relationship with his tormented father: a man who sent his wife mad and saw his other son run away from home, prior to Augusten going into foster care. It is harrowing, insightful and amusing by turns.
Augusten Burroughs was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. His first memoir, Running with Scissors remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over four consecutive years and was made into a film in October 2006. He is also the author of Dry (2003), Magical Thinking: True Stories (2004) and Possible Side Effects (2006), and Sellevision (2000) all of which were instant bestsellers both in hardcover and paperback.
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