Ten years ago, Augusten Burroughs totally redefined the modern memoir with Running With Scissors; now he takes on the self-help genre. This Is How, not surprisingly, is not your usual self-help book; you’ll find no therapist-approved solutions or tips to cynically mollify pain or make yourself feel better. Instead, by demonstrating how only rigorous, sometimes-uncomfortable honesty truly can set a person free, Burroughs explains that some problems are, in fact, insurmountable—and that recognizing this can be the next best thing to overcoming them. Presented by Town Hall’s Future of Health Lecture Series with University Book Store. Series sponsored by Bastyr University and PCC Natural Markets. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.