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Old 03-02-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Running with Scissors

I'm reading ausgustine buroughs' memoir 'running with scissors'. i can't put it down. really hilarious.

anyone read it?
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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I did read this. It is amazing to know that it really happened.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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i loved this book but i fear he may be full of sh*t

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and i hate the gwenyth paltrow is playing hope in the movie
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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ooh there's a film?!

i agree on the gwyneth thing. hope should be quiet, but gutsy. gwyneth just doesn't have the spunk!

i bought the sequel 'dry' a few weeks ago. haven't started it yet.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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i bible dip all the time now.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:06 AM   #6
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I don't know about Gwyneth as Hope. I thought she'd be perfect for the mother when Augusten was a little boy.

We Bible Dip all the time, from the bartenders handbook when deciding what drinks to make.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:41 AM   #7
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #8
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i'm now reading the sequel 'dry', which is about his life as a recovering alcoholic in advertising. perhaps not as good as running with scissors, but still compulsive reading.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #9
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Magical Thinking

Same guy, new book, more "memoir". Very funny and an easy read.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:12 PM   #10
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Did anyone see the movie yet?
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:33 AM   #11
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i am apparently the only person on the planet who disliked this book.

i found the quirkiness a little too forced, the casual dismissal of honestly disturbing experiences a little too callous, and the overall tone extremely exhausting in its shallowness.

above all i felt like i was listening to someone talk about some legitimately damaging experiences in his life, as he described them with a forced sense of humor in an effort to make himself feel better about what he'd been through.

like, dude, it's okay to be angry and fvcked up over some of these things. you don't have to turn them all into witticisms and anecdotal hilarities.

it felt insincere.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:11 AM   #12
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only just gotten round to reading this... very funny in places. Look forward to the movie but it'll probably be a waste of time (like most screen adaptations).
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:05 AM   #13
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i found the quirkiness a little too forced, the casual dismissal of honestly disturbing experiences a little too callous, and the overall tone extremely exhausting in its shallowness.

above all i felt like i was listening to someone talk about some legitimately damaging experiences in his life, as he described them with a forced sense of humor in an effort to make himself feel better about what he'd been through.
I didn't like the book either but I did like Dry and I'm currently enjoying Magical Thinking and Possible Side Effects. He's a better short story writer - the humour is more acceptable if the traumas are taken out of the whole and viewed as individual episodes.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:10 AM   #14
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I saw this movie at the library today. Then I went to find the book again, the computer catalog says it's in but I can never find it.

Is the movie any good?
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:34 AM   #15
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Do you mean the book?
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