Got problems? Don't despair: Augusten Burroughs, ultimate survivor and writer of remarkable insight, has answered our call to author an "Ask Augusten Burroughs" advice column, here on Amazon's Omnivoracious blog on four Mondays in May. (See below for how to submit your questions.)
Burroughs turned his harrowing early life and its alcoholic aftermath into six harrowing, surprisingly uplifting memoirs, including Running with Scissors and Dry. He's had the courage to grab the wolves of his past by their foaming muzzles and peer into their wild eyes until he owns them, and because of this, he's survived pretty much every experience a person in a modern-day first-world country could face in the course of their life--and emerged as an astonishingly well-adjusted person.
Arriving on May 8, his new book--This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More, for Young and Old Alike (also available as a Kindle book)--departs from memoir into the transformative terrain self-help. Don't let the snake-oil-salesmannish title and cover put you off: this is practical advice for anyone facing the confounding chaos of living.
Want to ask Augusten how to tame your wolves? Here's how:
- Now through May 1, email your questions to Omnivoracious. (Feel free to be anonymous and honest).
- We'll compile the most interesting of the bunch and send them on to Augusten.
- He'll choose his favorites to answer, and we'll post his replies here on Omnivoracious and on our Amazon Books Facebook page on May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. You'll also be able to find a link from the same page where you can buy the book.
In the meantime, he introduces his book in this video.