At 47 years old, Augusten Burroughs
has reincarnated himself from the anxiety-addled teen of Running with Scissors to the cocksure ad man plagued by addiction
of Dry to the award-winning - sober -
author he is today. And he's learned a thing or two along the way, the best of
which he shares in his new book This Is
How, a self-help manual that offers practical advice like "how to be fat"
and "how to ride an elevator."
Augusten Burroughs is all too familiar with the disastrous and absurd —
to the point that all six of his memoirs (starting with the hugely
successful Running with Scissors in 2002) have veered so far from the conventional that critics have questioned whether they’re even true. Apparently,
Burroughs has a knack for attracting chaos even post-youth.