Augusten Burroughs Writing Styles in Running with Scissors

Augusten Burroughs
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Perspective

This book lies in the section of biography, more specifically memoir. The author speaks with the utmost amount of authority, because the events of this story happened to him. Though memoir allows some poetic license, especially to protect the identities of those in the story, the events are assumed true, as in they really happened to someone.

Such writing can be cathartic. When such traumatic events happen, especially at such a tender time as adolescence, writing them and sharing them makes them tangible and puts them in a safe place. Furthermore, if the sharing of such events can help someone, the encouragement gives the events reason.

The intended audience could be any reader that enjoys a funny but thought provoking book. Due to the comments of some of the people in the book, the intended audience may specifically be people who have not experienced life close to someone...

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