Running with Scissors
Score: 3
From 3,912 Ratings

Running with Scissors


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429902523


Running with Scissors Book Description :

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. 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.... Running with Scissors is a...

Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors


  • Author : L a Witt
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 1092282238


Running With Scissors Book Description :

*** LARGE PRINT EDITIONS *** Eighteen months ago, drummer Jude Colburn made the biggest mistake of his life when he walked away from his band just as they were on the brink of success. Now, he's got a second chance. The band's bassist just quit, and Jude plays bass almost as well as he plays drums. The other band members aren't thrilled, but they are desperate. Running with Scissors needs him, but there's one condition: no hooking up with bandmates. That's what ruined things eighteen months ago, after all. Jude's on board, but no one warned him about the drummer who replaced him. A.J. Palmer is shy and unassuming . . . until he hits the stage. He gets Jude's attention from the first beat, and suddenly that "no hookups" rule isn't so easy to follow. K...

Postal

Postal


  • Author : Brock Wilbur
  • Publisher : Boss Fight Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Games & Activities
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781940535227


Postal Book Description :

In 1997, game studio Running With Scissors released its debut title, Postal, an isometric shooter aimed at shocking an imagined pearl-clutching public. The game was crass, gory, and dumb—all of which might have been forgivable if the game had been any fun to play. Postal gained enough notoriety from riding the wave of public outrage to warrant a sequel. And DLC. And a remake. And, perhaps most surprising of all, a Golden-Raspberry-winning feature film adaptation directed by the infamous Uwe Boll. In this thoughtful and hilarious tag-team performance, Brock Wilbur & Nathan Rabin probe the fascinatingly troubled game and film for what each can tell us about shock culture & mass shootings, interviewing the RWS team and even Boll himself for answers. L...

Lust   Wonder
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Lust Wonder


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250082367


Lust Wonder Book Description :

The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fan...

Why We Must Run With Scissors

Why We Must Run With Scissors


  • Author : Barry Lane
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2003-08-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0613672534


Why We Must Run With Scissors Book Description :

For use in schools and libraries only. These 83 classroom-ready lessons provide teachers with an idea-packed curriculum for sparking a class of creative, savvy persuaders....

Nobody  Nowhere  My Life Running with Scissors  a Person Centered Fiction

Nobody Nowhere My Life Running with Scissors a Person Centered Fiction


  • Author : Anna Mouse
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312903371


Nobody Nowhere My Life Running with Scissors a Person Centered Fiction Book Description :

The year is 1995, and Gina leaves a failed relationship for a California Dream, only to find she can’t afford rent in the promised land. That’s OK, she’s not alone; the nonprofit social service agency that hires her into an entry level mental health job is dominated by a gang of sophomoric slackers, who literally spend 24/7 on the job; since they don’t get paid enough to pay rent, they simply don’t. It’s a makeshift commune of sorts, evolved of necessity. This fictional biography is a darkly comic, social services satire; the action has moved off the grounds of the State Hospital into the four bedroom, two bath homes of suburbia, and the developmentally disabled have been delivered into the hands of underpaid nonconformists, who cheerfull...

A Wolf at the Table
Score: 3.5
From 70 Ratings

A Wolf at the Table


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429937653


A Wolf at the Table Book Description :

"As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes...I wasn't altogether sure about one thing: was it just a dream?" When Augusten Burroughs was small, his father was a shadowy presence in his life: a form on the stairs, a cough from the basement, a silent figure smoking a cigarette in the dark. As Augusten grew older, something sinister within his father began to unfurl. Something dark and secretive that could not be named. Betrayal after shocking betrayal ensued, and Augusten's childhood w...

Toil   Trouble
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Toil Trouble


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250019967


Toil Trouble Book Description :

From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky. "Here’s a partial list of things I don’t believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past lives. Life after death. Vampires. Zombies. Reiki. Homeopathy. Rolfing. Reflexology. Note that 'witches' and 'witchcraft' are absent from this list. The thing is, I wouldn’t believe in them, and I would privately ridicule any idiot who did, except for one thing: I am a witch." For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother re...

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors


  • Author : Jennifer Moss Breen
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2019-09-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641137119


Running with Scissors Book Description :

The more complex and ambiguous this world becomes, the greater the uncertainty leaders will face in their day to day professional and personal lives, and the greater the need to recognize and develop their leadership skills to help be the voice of reason when there’s nothing around them but chaos. The book presents real case studies where the authors offer action learning methodologies grounded in various leadership theories. Whether you are a firm or skeptical believer in leadership development, the authors in this book, through their experiences and observations, illustrate how awareness, purpose, attitude, confidence, trust and mindset can play such a critical role in overcoming the toughest of circumstances....

Magical Thinking
Score: 3.5
From 36 Ratings

Magical Thinking


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429915878


Magical Thinking Book Description :

From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial: "Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "We want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require more than other people....- from Magical Thinking's "Commercial Break" A contest of wills with a deranged clean...