There is a saying in life...there are three parts to a story yours, theirs and the truth. Burroughts admits readily in this book that many parts are expanded or revised due to his extraordinary imagination. This is the least developed of Augusten's books, its very clear that he hit a crossroads at this point and his method of writing was starting to become a bit forced. Its still very entertaining, but its certainly not up to the caliber of Running with Scissors or Dry. After this he took a break to write straight fiction with Sellevision. I think that was a good idea, because when he came back with a Wolf at the Table (which we'll review on Friday) and You'd Better Not Cry (which we reviewed in January), the magic was back!
Tomorrow we're going to examine 'Sellevision', a novel by Burroughs!