RUNNING WITH AUGUSTEN

georgialeesays

 Anyone reading “Running With Scissors,” may ask – what IS this guy really like? With Augusten Burroughs, what we read is what we get. Like his writing, Augusten Burroughs is hilarious – no surprise there – yet also complex, generous, curious, down-to-earth, obsessed with gemology and rare diseases. No-holds-barred. No subject off-limits. He’s everything we’d all like to be, if we removed the mask we present to the world.  

His insistence on revealing all, even excruciating details that we ourselves may share but keep hidden, is what his fans, including me, love about him. 

 Over the past week, when not laughing uncontrollably, I’ve gathered a few “Augustenisms,”  on everything from his failed novels to his drunken (also failed)  assaults on rodents with RAID and flashlights in his bathtub. I’ll see him again Saturday night – stay tuned.

* “I wrote two novels that were horrible. So bad that, finished…

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About georgialeesays

Award-winning journalist, editor and writer of multiple genres. Former Bureau Chief, Womens Wear Daily and W magazine. Past director, Ivy Hall, The SCAD Atlanta writing center. Vice President, programming for Atlanta Writers Club. Freelance writer/editor of every subject in the known universe. Lover of clean, clear writing -"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book." - Nietzsche. I teach yoga, meditation, in retreat settings. Seeker of truth and transcendence. Reincarnation of Edgar Allen Poe. "Life is but a dream within a dream within a dream" Write. Create. Learn. Dance. Yoga. Sleep. Dream.
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