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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books.

To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother’s psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between.

This Is How is his no-holds-barred book of advice on topics as varied as:

  • How to feel like crap
  • How to ride an elevator
  • How to be thin
  • How to be fat
  • How to find love
  • How to feel sorry for yourself
  • How to get the job
  • How to end your life
  • How to remain unhealed
  • How to finish your drink
  • How to regret as little as possible
  • And much more

Told with Burroughs's unique voice, black humor, and in-your-face advice, This is How is Running With Scissors - with recipes.

©2012 Augusten Inc. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Mrs
  • 07-04-15

A good listen

Something a bit different, an unusual book but enjoyable to listen to. Very well read too by the author.

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What a wonderful human being this man is thank you for the gift of this booki also really enjoyed running with scissors film ..... Masterbatorium lol!.....keep coming back!

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  • happyretro
  • 05-19-18

The best anti-self help self help book ever

This book is raw, honest and really helpful. Ive listened to it many times and it always makes me feel better and hopeful when Im feeling my worst.