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I read "This Is How" when it first came out, and I cannot say enough about how raw and honest Augusten Burroughs is. If you've ever struggled with love, loss, change, making friends, being fat, being thin, depression, illness, feeling suicidal, whatever it is, READ THIS BOOK. You will not regret it.

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This is how you survive the unsurvivable, this is how you lose that which you cannot bear to lose, this is how you reinvent yourself, overcome your abusers, fulfill your ambitions and meet the love of your life: by following what is true, no matter where it leads you. — Augusten Burroughs

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12 Books To Read While Getting Sober

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In Burroughs' Family, One Saga, Three Memoirs, Many Competing Truths

Running with Scissors. The one & only book which was recreated on the big screen and did not disappoint me in the least. Spot on. The dialog was nearly word for word from the memoir.

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And I began to let him go. Hour by hour. Days into months. It was a physical sensation, like letting out the string of a kite. Except that string was coming from my center.

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