False Memoirs / Vanity Publishing [May]

25 May 2012

Reading Augusten Burroughs’ new book reminded me that he was pulled up for fibbing in Running With Scissors by the family his mother ‘gave him to’ at age 12 or 14 (can’t quite recall).

I think he had to call it a book rather than a memoir but it did not hurt his success.

His book, A Wolf at the Table, about his monster of a father.

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You Will Never Learn to Write [May]

26 May 2012

Reading Augusten Burroughs‘ new book reminded me that he was pulled up for fibbing in Running With Scissors by the family his mother ‘gave him to’ at age 13. I think he had to call it a book rather than a memoir but it did not hurt his success. His book, A Wolf at the Table, about his monster of a father was even more horrendous. The part about Ernie the hamster was just ghastly.

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