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This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't - Augusten Burroughs
This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book by Augusten Burroughs that explores how to survive what you think you can't. If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if... show more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book by Augusten Burroughs that explores how to survive what you think you can't. If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can't get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life, if you really and truly wish you were dead, if you feel like it's your destiny to be a star, if you believe life has a grudge against you, if you don't want to have sex with your spouse and don't know why, if you feel so ashamed, if you're lost in life, if you have ever wondered, How am I supposed to survive this? This is How.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781250032102 (1250032105)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.0 This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
I was on an Augusten Burroughs jag when I found this available at the library. Much to my surprise, instead of a dose of fun snarky humor I got a self help book. No, I didn't see or read the full title till I looked at it on Goodreads. As it turns out, the title is really the only funny thing abo...
Don't Panic - Megan's BookLikes
Don't Panic - Megan's BookLikes rated it
3.0
A kick in the pants.A slap in the face.Or as the kids say, "real talk."These are the best ways I can think of to describe this book. If you're looking for a pat on the back or to be told that everything's going to be okay and it will get better, look elsewhere. Burroughs is trying to help you, sure,...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
I picked this up from my library's Lucky Day shelf and thought "Oh, I dig Burroughs. Can't wait to read his latest snarkful memoir!" This is NOT a snarkful memoir. This is what it says on the front cover, a self-help book. My heart sank as I realized this, but I figured I'd wade in anyway in the int...
Deb's books
Deb's books rated it
4.0
I liked this more than I expected. It's mostly about being honest and not lying to yourself and living in the present, not the past or future.
mtw1tter
mtw1tter rated it
4.0 This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
Anyone who approaches this as a 'Self-Help" book is missing the point. Totally. Augusten Burroughs challenges the multitudes/notion of self-help advice (Life Hacker/anyone?) prevalent in modern society and turns them on their head and question if we have been blinded by our need to be helped. Each s...
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