I’ve been a fan of Augusten Burroughs for a few years now, having read about his dysfunctional childhood in ‘Running with Scissors’ and then the memoir of his abusive father in ‘A Wolf at the Table’.
This, a collection of short anecdotes about Burroughs’ life, is a pleasant read. The tales are generally very short and are told with his usual acerbic wit. Although some may feel Burroughs is milking his childhood dry but this collection is perfect for people who want a laugh but are short on time. It also delves into his adulthood, which appears to be as full of Schadenfreude as his youth.
Some of the stories have stings in the tale though so be prepared to be shocked or saddened.
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