Running with Scissors
Running with Scissors
Macmillan Audio, Compact Disc, 9781593977818
Publication Date: September 5, 2006
"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 Acknowledgments
Gratitude doesn't begin to describe it: Jennifer Enderlin, Christopher Schelling, John Murphy, Gregg Sullivan, Kim Cardascia, Michael Storrings, and everyone at St. Martin's Press. Thank you: Lawrence David, Suzanne Finnamore, Robert Rodi, Bret Easton Ellis, Jon Pepoon, Lee Lodes, Jeff Soares, Kevin Weidenbacher, Lynda Pearson, Lona Walburn, Lori Greenburg, John DePretis, and Sheila Cobb. I would also like to express my appreciation to my mother and father for, no matter how inadvertently, giving me such a memorable childhood. Additionally, I would like to thank the real-life members of the family portrayed in this book for taking me into their home and accepting me as one of their own. I recognize that their memories of the events described in this book are different than my own. They are each fine, decent, and hard-working people. The book was not intended to hurt the family. Both my publisher and I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing and marketing of Running with Scissors. Most of all, I would like to thank my brother for demonstrating, by example, the importance of being wholly unique.
Augusten Burroughs is the New York Times bestselling author of Magical
Thinking and Dry. His newest book is Possible Side Effects. Visit his Web site at www.augusten.com.
Praise for Augusten Burroughs:
“A flawless audio adaptation of his alternately riotous and heartbreaking memoir… the author recalls in a voice as mutable and unique as his unconventional childhood the bizarre details of daily life… despite the often heavy content, Burroughs alleviates this gravity with his unwavering sarcasm and humor.”—Publishers Weekly
“As effective as the printed books are, the audiobook editions—which Burroughs himself presents—offer an even more sublime mixture of humor and revelation.”—Audiobookstoday.com