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Running with scissors: a memoir

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Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.
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subject_facetAmherst (Mass.) -- Social life and customs
Burroughs, Augusten -- Childhood and youth
Burroughs, Augusten -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Amherst
Massachusetts -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
title_displayRunning with scissors : a memoir
title_fullRunning with Scissors A Memoir
Running with scissors : a memoir / Augusten Burroughs
Running with scissors [sound recording] : [a memoir] / Augusten Burroughs
title_shortRunning with scissors
title_suba memoir
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Burroughs, Augusten
Childhood and youth
Homes and haunts
Intellectual life
Nonfiction
Novelists, American
Social life and customs