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This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't

by Augusten Burroughs

Picador | April 23, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.19 × 6 × 0.62 in

Published: April 23, 2013

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250032105

ISBN - 13: 9781250032102

Found in: Self Help

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I bought this book not for help but for more of an insight on certain factors in my life. This was the book I was looking for. It's amazing! It touches a little on every major subject but it also doesn't tell you that you should feel sorry for yourself. Augusten Burroughs did a wonderful job explaining and giving tips to help you though your issue.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book simply amazing !!
Date published: 2012-06-18

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This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't

This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't

by Augusten Burroughs

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.19 × 6 × 0.62 in

Published: April 23, 2013

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

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

Read from the Book

How to Ride an ElevatorSeveral years ago when the relationship I assumed was both nearly perfect and my last turned out to be neither and ended car- off - cliff style, I experienced an unexpected and profound personal awakening. This awakening arrived convincingly disguised as the most miserable and debilitating period of my life— a life that would now be trimmed short from the disease of ruination. So complete was this state of psychological collapse, it even followed me into elevators. As I stood in a hotel elevator one afternoon on my way back to my room, it stopped on that floor with all the conference rooms, where they keep the people with name tags. One such person stepped into the lift, pushed the button for her floor, then took a step back and angled her body so that she was not quite facing me, but neither was she looking straight ahead at the seam where the doors meet, as common American Elevator Etiquette dictates. Even out of the corner of my now suspicious eye I was able to register the “I’m a people person” body language such a stance suggested. No sooner had I formed the silent thought, “God, a people person. She better not speak to—” I heard this: “It’s not that bad.” I’d been scrupulously careful to keep my thought about her to myself; she had not done the same. What’s more, she’d spoken these words much louder and with more conviction than you would think necessary for a space roughly the size of four caskets standing on end. “I’m sorry?” I said. She was lo
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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 is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Wolf At The Table, Possible Side Effects, You Better Not Cry, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision. He lives in Manhattan.

Editorial Reviews

Fans of the author's massively popular confessional memoirs will likely agree with that statement, and all of the wisdom he dispenses in his new book -- delivered with the dark, acidic humor we've come to expect -- is certainly well-earned.