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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Augusten Burroughs Narrator: Augusten Burroughs Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781427221643
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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 aupposed to survive this?

This is How.

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  • Burroughs's voice is persuasive and humble, and he sounds like he genuinely wants to give good advice. AudioFile Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Frett | 2/19/2014

    " Well, technically I only read about 1/4 of it. Got bored, so closed the cover and donated it to GoodWill. Nuff said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Astoria | 1/29/2014

    " Reading this for the three hours I was stuck in my car earlier waiting for my grandpa and then I tow truck, led to me reading as much of this as I needed. It was good for being little life lessons I guess you could them. Short stories and lots of 'advice' on how not to take advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabby Dunn | 1/29/2014

    " Freakin' amazing. Blunt excellent insight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigid | 1/21/2014

    " This book captured my attention at first, but then by the last four chapters I really couldn't focus on what the author was saying. There were some genuine pieces of information in this book, but it won't be for you until you are ready to read it. I finished it in one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bayneeta | 1/19/2014

    " Thought-provoking essays on a variety of serious topics. Burroughs shares his experiences, his views and his seriously considered advice. Not necessarily the book I was expecting, but good anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicholas Decker | 1/14/2014

    " Imagine a cross between a self-help guru and a psychiatrist rambling on about various subjects for several pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 12/12/2013

    " The author is off beat and endearing. It made the advice he had, which is sound, entertaining rather than dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia Ellington | 11/18/2013

    " It was brilliant; really. I would probably say that even if it were not brilliant because Augie is brilliant anyway. But no need to make it up. I loved it! Go Augie! You rock! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Michalcik Fox | 10/31/2013

    " A real let down after his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Taylor | 10/16/2013

    " I always want to love AB's books but finishing this felt like work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 10/13/2013

    " I loved most of this book. It was so funny at the beginning, and then touching at the end. There were just a few portions that I totally disagreed with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mainerk8 | 7/14/2013

    " self-help for the cynical and quite an interesting take on grief, and alcoholism, and 'why am i always single' mindsets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista Forster | 12/11/2012

    " Laughed out loud as well as shed a tear or two reading this. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lain | 11/22/2012

    " Brilliance, truth and humor - all in one book. Amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mac | 10/8/2012

    " What happened to the very talented, witty, wonderful writer who penned Dry and Sellevision? This one was evidently written by his less talented evil twin brother- the same brother who wrote A Wolf at the Table. Bring back the real AB! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Schultz | 7/14/2012

    " Didn't enjoy this...usually love Burroughs, so was very disappointed. I don't really see him as a self-help guru. Maybe the whole thing was tongue in cheek? But I don't think so. Didn't even find the advice particularly useful. Oh well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Bayles | 7/12/2012

    " Brilliant. If everyone looked at life with as unblinking an eye, 80% of the world's problems would disappear in a puff of smoke. Wise, kind, funny, and veridical! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sushud82 Hudson | 6/13/2012

    " I could not finish this book. It was recycled, baseless "motivation" with a rare glimpse of personal touch. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Goenner | 4/13/2012

    " Such a disappointment! I should have read the reviews that warned this really is a self-help book, not a satire as I hoped. Burroughs gives no-nonsense advice and there's nothing wrong with that. This isn't the Burroughs I've enjoyed in the past and I wish he'd stick with that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 4/12/2012

    " This book was so perfectly timed with my outlook on life these days. Augusten is one smart patootie & I would love to meet him in person one day. A Good Read. "

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About the Author
Author Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs is the author of the autobiographical works Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, Possible Side Effects, and A Wolf at the Table, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. Running with Scissors remained on the bestseller list for over two consecutive years and was made into a Golden Globe-nominated film starring Annette Bening. His only novel, Sellevision, is currently in development as a series for NBC. Dry, Augusten’s memoir of his alcoholism and recovery, is being developed by Showtime. In addition, Burroughs is currently creating an original prime-time series for CBS. He Lives in New York City and Massachusetts.