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The Resource Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs

Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs

Label
Running with scissors : a memoir
Title
Running with scissors
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Augusten Burroughs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this unforgettable, and by turns hilarious and harrowing memoir, Augusten Burroughs recounts the bizarre events of his childhood. After his parents' divorce, his mother, a delusional poet, left him in the care of her psychiatrist, a man who might have benefited from a little therapy himself.Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian mansion with the doctor's bizarre family and a few patients. In the psychiatrist's house, there are no rules, only chaos. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, Valium was eaten like Pez and, if things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock-therapy machine under the stairs..
Summary
The author describes his bizarre coming-of-age years after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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184134
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous ed.: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780733618246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 886822
  • 000024092111
Label
Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous ed.: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780733618246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 886822
  • 000024092111

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