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Book #25 - Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

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Jul. 10th, 2007 | 03:10 pm

At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, which was recommended to me by a college friend. I didn't know much about the subject matter, other than the fact that it's a non-fiction memoir, a coming-of-age novel about Burroughs who had an unbelievably dysfunctional childhood. I still had reservations in the first few chapters, but by the time I got halfway through it I couldn't put it down. I read a lot, and very few books are "page-turners" for me, so I was impressed. Granted, you might by uncomfortable with the book's content if you're really conservative, but if you can stomach A Child Called "It" or the like, you shouldn't have a problem with this book. It gets five stars from me.
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