This is How

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Pan Macmillan Australia, Jun 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books.

To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother's psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium. Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between. This Is How is his no-holds-barred book of advice on topics as varied as:
- How to feel like crap
- How to ride an elevator
- How to be thin
- How to be fat
- How to find love
- How to feel sorry for yourself
- How to get the job
- How to end your life
- How to remain unhealed
- How to finish your drink
- How to regret as little as possible
- And much more

Told with Burroughs' unique voice, black humour, and in-your-face advice, This is How is Running With Scissors with recipes.

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Liked his writing style; had some good insights. - Goodreads
Recycled, annoying guru advice could not be found. - Goodreads
Some good insight here. - Goodreads
Take the chapter on ending an addiction. - Goodreads
Very good life advice. - Goodreads
The writing is shockingly bad. - Goodreads

Review: This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

I struggled with this book at first. Prior to reading this book I read a delightful and funny article by Burroughs in Psychology Today and was intrigued to read more. This book, however, might not ... Read full review

Review: This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

User Review  - Boolean Gal - Goodreads

I found this in the fiction aisles. I highly recommend it as essential no nonsense facts of life reading. I laughed, I cried, I should have had acupuncture from all the head nodding I did while ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Augusten Burroughs is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Wolf At The Table, Possible Side Effects, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors and Sellevision. He lives in Manhattan.

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