Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.19 × 6 × 0.62 in
Published: April 23, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1250032105
ISBN - 13: 9781250032102
About the Book
From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Running With Scissors" comes a groundbreaking book that will challenge the concept of Oself-help.O
From the Publisher
From the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Running With Scissors" comes a groundbreaking book by Augusten Burroughs that explores how to survive what you think you can't. If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can't get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life, if you really and truly wish you were dead, if you feel like it's your destiny to be a star, if you believe life has a grudge against you, if you don't want to have sex with your spouse and don't know why, if you feel so ashamed, if you're lost in life, if you have ever wondered, "How am I supposed to survive this?" This is How.
About the Author
Augusten Burroughs was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1965. At the age of 18, he chose the name Augusten X. Burroughs and legalized it in a Boston courtroom. He was raised in Western Massachusetts, after his mother had abandoned him to live with her psychiatrist. Burroughs dropped out of school at 13, his mother and her shrink helping him fake a suicide attempt, got his GED at 17 and then flunked out of community college. Burroughs survived a harrowing childhood, but used it and the strength he gained from surviving to springboard his literary career. He has been a dog trainer, candy store clerk, waiter, sail cutter, store detective and, from the age of 19, an advertising copywriter. Burroughs lived in San Francisco for five years, then moved to New York in the early 1990s. Burroughs writes memoirs as well as a sex column in DETAILS magazine, the occasional commentary for NPR, articles for New York Magazine, and essays for salon.com, Borders and Booksense.