Okay, a woman I met at an AA meeting, we started discussing books, and she gave me a copy of
‘Running With Scissors’ a Memoir by Augusten Burroughs.
I had never heard of it, but it was a New York Times bestseller in 2002.
Anyway, I did not look forward to reading it, but since I run into her often and she is drop-dead gorgeous, I forced myself to open it.
Three nights later, I am nearly finished. It is the most original, absurd, hilarious book I have ever read. I laughed out loud at least five times!
And it is all true.
If you think your childhood was less than perfect, or your family not fully functional, read this, you will run to your parents and buy them each Corvettes or a Lifetime Starbucks certificate or something for being the gems they are.
Dan the book lover who usually reads fiction