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Book Review: 'This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude and More ...'

Book Review Title: "This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More for Young & Old Alike" Author: Augusten Burroughs Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2012; 240 pages; $24.99 Augusten Burroughs is a literary powerhouse. He's managed to eke six more or less autobiographical novels out of less than 50 years of living, several of which have hit the top of the New York Times best-seller list and decided to stay for a while -- you might have even seen the film version of one, "Running with Scissors," starring Annette Bening. It would seem that Burroughs has his tumultuous childhood ("Running with Scissors" chronicled the results of his mother's decision to send him to live with her psychiatrist and his, mmmm, unusual family) and the residual effects thereof on his adult life and self to thank for the source material -- and for the inspiration to write about it....