Reading Challenge Book #7 Review

Happy Earth Day!!! I have nothing green to offer you today.  Probably should have planned out my posts a bit better. Instead, it's another book review...HOORAY! When I first started the reading challenge (catch up here) I didn't think many people would read my book reviews...turns out these are some of my most popular posts! A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with Augusten Burroughs on a show & he was fantastic.  He was promoting one of his other books at the time, but I really knew him from Running with Scissors, even though I never actually read the book (I did own it though!) & I never saw the movie. But I always heard good things about the book, so when it was time to read something that became a movie, I figured this was my chance.  I absolutely TORE through this book. I LOVED it. Every chapter felt like a new story & even though there was no real climax or even ending, it didn't bother me at all. Love love love. It was also a pretty quick read. I finished the book in 3-4 days. As always, thank you goodreads for the summary!


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 paedophile 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.

Catch up on my other challenge books here

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