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.