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The Resource Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs

Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs

Label
Running with scissors : a memoir
Title
Running with scissors
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Augusten Burroughs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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...."--Amazon.com
Summary
The author describes his bizarre coming-of-age years after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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184134
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U745
LC item number
Z477 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20953758
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780312283704
Lccn
2001058857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48515847
  • (Sirsi) AAQ-8885
Label
Running with scissors : a memoir, Augusten Burroughs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20953758
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780312283704
Lccn
2001058857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48515847
  • (Sirsi) AAQ-8885

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