I know I say this a lot, but ‘Running With Scissors’ by Augusten Burroughs is one of my all-time favourite books! He’s another of those authors where I love everything he has ever written (especially also ‘Magical Thinking’ and ‘This is How’). ‘Running With Scissors’ is the second book Burroughs published and it is a memoir that explores his childhood from about the age of 12. The thing about this memoir is that it’s the most outrageous, incredible, hilarious true story – so much so that it seems completely unbelievable. But that’s what makes it so good! Essentially, the story is about how at 12 years old, Augusten’s mother sent him to live with the family of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch, who then acquired legal guardianship of Augusten … and also, Dr. Finch believes that children become adults at the age of 13, so there are no rules imposed and the children run wild in the Finch household, doing whatever they want. That alone should be enough to entice you to pick up this book if you ever see it!