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Running with Scissors Read ê 102 Á The true story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of the Christmas tree stayed up all year round Valium was consumed like candy and if things got dull an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainmentRunning with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother a poet with delusions of Anne Exton gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus So at the age of twelve Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian sualor living with the doctor’s bizarre family and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed The story of an outlaw childho. I learned along with the rest of my reading group that running with scissors is preferable to reading this book

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Od where rules were unheard of and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round where Valium was consumed like candy and if things got dull an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainment The funny harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstance. Family settles with Running with Scissors author publisherBy Rodriue Ngowi Associated Press Writer | August 29 2007BOSTON A family that claimed author Augusten Burroughs defamed them in his best selling book Running with Scissors has settled a lawsuit against the author and his publisher their attorney said WednesdayBurroughs and his publisher St Martin's Press agree to call the work a book instead of memoirs in the author's note and to change the acknowledgments page in future editions to say that the Turcotte family's memories of events he describes are different than my own and expressing regret for any unintentional harm to them according to Howard Cooper an attorney for the family He said financial terms of the settlement are confidentialThe family's lawsuit had sought 2 million in damages for defamation invasion of privacy and emotional distress It alleged the book is largely fictional and written in a sensational way to increase its market appeal and demanded a public retraction and an acknowledgment that Running With Scissors is a work of fictionAn attorney for Burroughs declined comment and St Martin's Press did not immediately return a call for comment WednesdayBurroughs has said the book is only loosely based on his lifeAccording to a statement from the family's attorneys Burroughs' new acknowledgments note will say that the Turcottes are each fine decent and hardworking people and that the book was not intended to hurt themThe deal comes 10 months after the family said it had mutually resolved issues with Sony Pictures Entertainment to avoid a lawsuit over a movie based on the bookWith this settlement together with our settlement with Sony last year we have achieved everything we set out to accomplish when we filed suit two years ago the family said in the statement We have always maintained that the book is fictionalized and defamatory This settlement is the most powerful vindication of those sentiments that we can imagineBurroughs formerly Christopher Robison lived with the Turcottes in Northampton as a teenager According to the lawsuit Burroughs' entire family was in therapy with Dr Rodolph Turcotte a psychiatrist In 1980 Burroughs' mother asked Turcotte to become his legal guardian so he could attend Northampton schools His mother still cared for him but he had a room at the Turcottes' homeThough the family in Burroughs' book is named the Finches the lawsuit claims they are easily identified as the Turcottes and that Burroughs identified them in interviewsEvents in the book which the suit claimed were false include the Turcottes' condoning sexual affairs between children and adults Turcotte's wife eating dog food and the family using an electroshock machine it stored under the stairs The lawsuit claims the book also falsely portrays a home in unbelievable sualor with a young child running around naked and defecating and old turkey being stored in the showers

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Running with ScissorsThe true story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of the Christmas tree stayed up all year round Valium was consumed like candy and if things got dull an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainmentRunning with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother a poet with delusions of Anne S. I found this book profoundly disturbing and torturous to read I understand that it is cleansing and theraputic for those that have been traumitized to writetalk aobut their problems to help with the healing process There are very few things that my ironclad stomach can't suffer and my brain is developed enough to handle even the most shocking of situations This book tested my patience from begining to end and in the end I was very dissapointedFirst off from reviews and the book cover I was given the impression that regardless of the contents within that this was a humurous look at this parcitular authors teenage years What I found instead were rampant displays of sloth decay and enough illegal activities to jail every one of the characters for 5 15 years in a PMIA prison Debauchery doesn't disurb me in the slightest and I have a pension for books that provide plenty of shock and awe regardless of the legality Secondly the fact that such a gathering of mentally fucked people was not only allowed but encouraged disurbs me greatlymostly because I find that this is an unfortunate circumstance that can be found in any city any where in the world The truth of the book is what made me hate it Rather than having hope for the characters I found that I wanted to euthanize them all just to end their misery But hey three chapters of development and then putting them all down like rabbid dogs would have made for an even worse bookOn a final note SPOILER ALERT if I was expecting a book detailing the disgusting side of middle America horrendous images of mental illness gay molestation and multiple lives ruined from neglect and substandard care I might have enjoyed it and found nothing humurous or uplifting on how the author presentedThis might be a rare case where I don't bother to even give an author a second chance because of how bad this book was