Running With Scissors

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For April we'll be discussing the book Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs / film directed by Ryan Murphy. The movie is available to rent on all the usual streaming sites and is free to stream on the Crackle app. If anyone has a issue finding a copy of the book, please email me or contact me on Facebook. And as always suggestions are always welcome.

Description: 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. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor’s bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.