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Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
A Memoir

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781429902526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. 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 psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
A Memoir

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007-08
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781843544852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of grandeur) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa Claus and a certifiable lunatic. Suddenly at the age of 12, Augusten found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian house in perfect squalor.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Leading in Uncertainty

by Jennifer Moss Breen,Haytham Abduljawad,Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2019-09-01
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 1641137118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The more complex and ambiguous this world becomes, the greater the uncertainty leaders will face in their day to day professional and personal lives, and the greater the need to recognize and develop their leadership skills to help be the voice of reason when there’s nothing around them but chaos. The book presents real case studies where the authors offer action learning methodologies grounded in various leadership theories. Whether you are a firm or skeptical believer in leadership development, the authors in this book, through their experiences and observations, illustrate how awareness, purpose, attitude, confidence, trust and mindset can play such a critical role in overcoming the toughest of circumstances.

... Blind Children Running with Scissors...

... Blind Children Running with Scissors...
A Book

by Sarah Peabody

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2006-02
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN : 1411680782
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All about life, love, and losing your mind, these poems portray humor in the face of doubt, and ambition in the face of failure. They are proof that through adversity human beings grow and flourish.

Nobody, Nowhere, My Life Running with Scissors, a Person Centered Fiction

Nobody, Nowhere, My Life Running with Scissors, a Person Centered Fiction
A Book

by Anna Mouse

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2015-02-08
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1312903376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The year is 1995, and Gina leaves a failed relationship for a California Dream, only to find she can’t afford rent in the promised land. That’s OK, she’s not alone; the nonprofit social service agency that hires her into an entry level mental health job is dominated by a gang of sophomoric slackers, who literally spend 24/7 on the job; since they don’t get paid enough to pay rent, they simply don’t. It’s a makeshift commune of sorts, evolved of necessity. This fictional biography is a darkly comic, social services satire; the action has moved off the grounds of the State Hospital into the four bedroom, two bath homes of suburbia, and the developmentally disabled have been delivered into the hands of underpaid nonconformists, who cheerfully orchestrate the insanity around them into a performance piece they call their lives. It is a story of familiar people and familiar passions, played out in the unfamiliar territory of institutionalized suburbia.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
A Book

by A. Burroughs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004*
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9789026985829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Notes

by Martine Lleonart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Is How

This Is How
Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2012-05-08
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1250011566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 aupposed to survive this? This is How.

A Wolf at the Table

A Wolf at the Table
A Book

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-03-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0753520370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author: 'My father doesn't feature much in Running with Scissors. And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most afraid yet most compelled to tell.' This prequel to international hit Running With Scissors tells the story of Augusten's relationship with his tormented father: a man who sent his wife mad and saw his other son run away from home, prior to Augusten going into foster care. Harrowing, insightful and amusing by turns.

Dry

Dry
A Memoir

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 2013-04-23
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1466844302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestselling book that has sold over half a million copies in paperback. "I was addicted to "Bewitched" as a kid. I worshipped Darren Stevens the First. When he'd come home from work and Samantha would say, ‘Darren, would you like me to fix you a drink?' He'd always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer, wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, ‘Better make it a double.'" (from Chapter Two) You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twentysomething guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life—and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.

Lust & Wonder

Lust & Wonder
A Memoir

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2016-03-29
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250082366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

Psychology + Running With Scissors

Psychology + Running With Scissors
A Book

by David G. Myers,Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Worth Pub
  • Release : 2006-04-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780716772798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Psychology: a Concise Introduction + Running With Scissors

Psychology: a Concise Introduction + Running With Scissors
A Book

by Richard A. Griggs,Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Worth Pub
  • Release : 2005-08-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780716774556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Abnormal Psychology & Running With Scissors

Abnormal Psychology & Running With Scissors
A Book

by Ronald J. Comer,Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Worth Pub
  • Release : 2006-05-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780716772804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You Better Not Cry

You Better Not Cry
True Stories for Christmas

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2011-08-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0857896504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of course you've eaten too much chocolate at Christmas, but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot-stuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses, but have you ever made your own gingerbread block of flats? You've woken up with a hangover, but have you ever woken up lying next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection of true stories, he recounts Christmases past and present - as only he can. With gimlet-eyed wit, Augusten Burroughs shows how Christmas can bring out the worst in us and sometimes - just sometimes - the very, very best.

Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking
A Book

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0857895230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give voice to the thoughts we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant Breakfast Drink television commercial when Augusten was seven. Then there is the contest of wills with the deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. Dating an undertaker and much more. A collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate and very funny.

Dry

Dry
A Book

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2011-06-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0857895176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative memoir. Outrageously fuinny and scorchingly honest. You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the underground, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten had twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr are dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken life - and live it sober.

Toil & Trouble

Toil & Trouble
A Memoir

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250019966
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky. "Here’s a partial list of things I don’t believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past lives. Life after death. Vampires. Zombies. Reiki. Homeopathy. Rolfing. Reflexology. Note that 'witches' and 'witchcraft' are absent from this list. The thing is, I wouldn’t believe in them, and I would privately ridicule any idiot who did, except for one thing: I am a witch." 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. From the hilarious to the terrifying, Toil & Trouble is a chronicle of one man's journey to understand himself, to reconcile the powers he can wield with things with which he is helpless. There are very few things that are coincidences, as you will learn in Toil & Trouble. Ghosts are real, trees can want to kill you, beavers are the spawn of Satan, houses are alive, and in the end, love is the most powerful magic of all.

Take Five: Four Favorite Essays Plus One Never-Been-Seen Essay

Take Five: Four Favorite Essays Plus One Never-Been-Seen Essay
Four Favorite Essays Plus One Never-Been-Seen Essay

by Augusten Burroughs

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 1429958545
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes TAKE FIVE, a mini collection of true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention—stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. TAKE FIVE includes the following four favorite previously-published essays plus one brand-new, never-been-published essay by Augusten Burroughs: --MINT THRESHOLD --UNCLEAR SAILING --COMMERICAL BREAK --DEBBIE'S REQUIREMENTS --SWAN SONG (new!)

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions
Logos: Making a Strong Mark

by Anistasia Miller,Jared Brown

  • Publisher : Rockport Pub
  • Release : 2004-11
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1592530788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Logos are among designers' most highly sought-after projects, but they are often one of the most difficult projects for a designer to nail. This book takes a look at those challenges—the logos that have truly pushed a designer's creativity and forced him or her to reach inside. The authors examine 180 logos, making it easy for designers to take away insightful tips they can put to work immediately. The author tracks the life cycle of each logo from its challenge through the process to the final result. Scattered throughout the book are sidebars featuring 15 logos that were made over. The author talks about why the makeover was needed and, with the before and after logos side by side, discusses if the re-do was successful. Color images throughout that show the logos from conceptual stages to final art make this book an at-a-glance reference for anyone—designer or entrepreneur—who wants to take an active role in the creation of his or her brand mark.