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This Is How

Surviving What You Think You Can't

Augusten Burroughs

Picador

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book by Augusten Burroughs that explores how to survive what you think you can't. 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 supposed to survive this? This is How.

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How to Ride an Elevator

Several years ago when the relationship I assumed was both nearly perfect and my last turned out to be neither and ended car- off - cliff style, I experienced an unexpected and profound personal awakening.
 This awakening arrived convincingly disguised as the most miserable and debilitating period of my life— a life that would now be trimmed short from the disease of ruination.
 So complete was this state of psychological collapse, it even followed me into elevators.
 As I stood in a hotel elevator one afternoon on my way back to my room,

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Praise for This Is How

"The last self-help book you'll ever read."—Janice Harper, The Huffington Post

“Hilarious and searingly straight forward…Burroughs turns the self-help genre upside-down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fans of the author’s massively popular confessional memoirs will likely agree with that statement, and all of the wisdom he dispenses in his new book — delivered with the dark, acidic humor we’ve come to expect — is certainly well-earned."—The Boston Globe
"The last self-help book you'll ever read."—Janice Harper, The Huffington Post

“Hilarious and searingly straight forward…Burroughs turns the self-help genre upside-down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fans of the author’s massively popular confessional memoirs will likely agree with that statement, and all of the wisdom he dispenses in his new book — delivered with the dark, acidic humor we’ve come to expect — is certainly well-earned."—The Boston Globe

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Augusten Burroughs

  • AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Wolf At The Table, Possible Side Effects, You Better Not Cry, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision. He lives in Manhattan.

  • Augusten Burroughs Photo: Craig Cutler
    Augusten Burroughs

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This Is How

Surviving What You Think You Can't

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