Running With Scissors
"Freedom was what we had. Nobody told us when to go to bed. Nobody told us to do our homework. Nobody told us we couldn't drink two six-packs of Budweiser and then throw up in the Maytag. So why did we feel so trapped? Why did I feel like I had no options in my life when it seemed that options were the only thing I DID have?"
Running With Scissors (paperback by Atlantic Books) is Augusten Burroughs memoir from age 9 to 17. When Augusten's parents divorce and his mom has a psychotic breakdown, Augusten finds himself living with his mother's psychiatrist and his bizarre family. The doctor's house is a pigsty... a dump... a mess... that's occupied by his family, locked up patients and legions of cockroaches and rodents.
Should you want to find out more about this book, here's the video where I talk about it:
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