The book opens with Augusten recounting a scenario that may be a dream and may be a reality that his mind has tried to supress. This father is chasing him through the woods, trying to kill him. The memory is vivid and whether its true or not, its a great analogy for how it feels to have an abusive father. Augusten really opens up and gives his great perspective on the events of his youth in this one. I feel that its very theraputic for someone that has experienced similar abuse and may serve as an eye-opening look for those that haven't.
This is our final book in the Augusten Burroughs tribute week. We hope that you enjoyed this look into his work and don't forget to check out his classic title, 'Running With Scissors', too!