Augusten Burroughs

NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors, a childhood memoir that's as hilarious as it is horrifying. Burroughs was all but abandoned by his parents and taken in by his mother's psychiatrist... and spent the days with his surrogate sisters snacking on dogfood and playing with the electroshock machine. Hear an extended version of Renee Montagne's interview with the author. Augusten Burroughs' book, Running with Scissors is published by St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312283709.

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