Running with Scissors

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429902526

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8272

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 at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Running with Scissors

Author: Jennifer Moss Breen,Haytham Abduljawad,Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641137118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

View: 7377

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.

... Blind Children Running with Scissors...

Author: Sarah Peabody


ISBN: 1411680782


Page: 45

View: 3997

All about life, love, and losing your mind, these poems portray humor in the face of doubt, and ambition in the face of failure. They are proof that through adversity human beings grow and flourish.

Creative Solutions

Author: Anistasia Miller,Jared Brown

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592530788

Category: Design

Page: 191

View: 9849

Logos are among designers' most highly sought-after projects, but they are often one of the most difficult projects for a designer to nail. This book takes a look at those challenges—the logos that have truly pushed a designer's creativity and forced him or her to reach inside. The authors examine 180 logos, making it easy for designers to take away insightful tips they can put to work immediately. The author tracks the life cycle of each logo from its challenge through the process to the final result. Scattered throughout the book are sidebars featuring 15 logos that were made over. The author talks about why the makeover was needed and, with the before and after logos side by side, discusses if the re-do was successful. Color images throughout that show the logos from conceptual stages to final art make this book an at-a-glance reference for anyone—designer or entrepreneur—who wants to take an active role in the creation of his or her brand mark.

Contesting Childhood

Author: Kate Douglas

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813549156

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 986

The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authorsùfrom first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others. Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.

In Praise of Wisdom

Author: Kim Paffenroth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416032

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7752

Examines the ways that our rich literary tradition in the West deals with the questions of reason and faith.

Into Deeper Grace

Author: Roger Allen Cook

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615797300

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 6047

Into Deeper Grace Into Deeper Grace is a collection of inspirational stories and poems that highlight the need for each of us to launch out from the shore of salvation into the deeper things of our walk with the Savior. This devotional volume is intended to provide you with spiritual insights as you enjoy the journey. The Wounded Sparrow At that moment a little hand squeezed her father's hand for the last time as she signaled to him, "I'm ok." Within one minute of that squeeze a little wounded sparrow flew like an eagle, higher than ever before, all the way to Jesus. She now knows from personal experience that He truly did have His eye on her all the time. Roger Allen Cook is an educator, minister, and author of a book of devotional poetry entitled "Sailing by Grace." He has been the administrator of Baptist Park School for thirty-six years. He is happily married and has four children and eight grandchildren. His writing has been published widely across the internet and in several collections of writers.