Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Augusten Burroughs: Self-Help from the Man Who Ran With Scissors

Great Hall; enter on 8th Avenue. $5.

Health, Literary, Media Library

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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.

Burroughs site

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  1. Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    I look forward to meeting Augusten again. He is a very elloquent speaker and handsome in person. Sean

  2. Posted May 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I am oh so very excited to be making it to this event. I am looking forward to meeting Augusten in person. Every book, and I have read all of them are all very hard to put down. I hope I am able to thank him for being such a great author! I appreciate the life he leads and the work he does!

  3. Jessica Blunt
    Posted May 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Just bought our tickets, so excited! <3

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