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Running with scissors : [a memoir] / Augusten Burroughs.

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  • ISBN: 1559278668
  • ISBN: 9781559278669
  • ISBN: 0792743091
  • ISBN: 9780792743095
  • Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : Sound Library, 2005.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 7:37:44.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: 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. 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.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 109675 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Burroughs, Augusten > Childhood and youth.
Burroughs, Augusten > Homes and haunts > Massachusetts > Amherst.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
Amherst (Mass.) > Social life and customs.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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