Everything you need to understand or teach Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs.
In Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs tells the story of his adolescence. The memoir begins with the end of his parents' marriage. Due to Augusten's mother, Deidre, suffering from mental illness, the marriage falls apart. Deidre also seeks therapy from one Dr. Finch.
Dr. Finch and his family quickly become integral in Augusten's life. The doctor advises Augusten on very personal matters in growing up, including his sexuality. Soon, Augusten moves in with the Finch family for an extended visit while his mother receives intense treatment from Dr. Finch.
Despite the doctor's extensive treatment, Deidre does not gain the mental stability that she seeks. Eventually, the stress of raising a teenage boy becomes too much for her. Without any warning, Deidre signs over custody to Dr. Finch.
For the remainder of his teen years, Augusten splits his time between the Finch household and his mother's. At thirteen years...
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