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Augusten Burroughs

Biography

Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs is the author of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, DRY, MAGICAL THINKING: True Stories, POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, A WOLF AT THE TABLE and YOU BETTER NOT CRY. He is also the author of the novel SELLEVISION, which is currently in development for film. The film version of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, was released in October 2006 and starred Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (nominated for a Golden Globe for her role), Alec Baldwin and Evan Rachel Wood. Augusten's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. In 2005 Entertainment Weekly named him one of "The 25 Funniest People in America." He resides in New York City and Western Massachusetts.

Augusten Burroughs

Books by Augusten Burroughs

by Augusten Burroughs - Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Nonfiction

For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies. And that this family tree was filled with witches. It was a bond that he and his mother shared--until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that's a whole other story). After that, Augusten was on his own. On his own to navigate the world of this tricky power; on his own to either use or misuse this gift.

by Augusten Burroughs - Memoir, Nonfiction

In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. With Augusten's unique and singular observations, and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, LUST & WONDER is an intimate and honest memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for.

by Augusten Burroughs - Nonfiction

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is 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. Augusten Burroughs offers a funny and harrowing account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.