One of the joys Augusten Burroughs has to offer is that you discover that, no matter how broken you are, you can survive. In this book This is How: Help for the Self Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decreptitude & More. For Young and Old Alike, Burroughs once again exposes his own faults and self doubts for our comedic benefit.
This is much more than your average motivation book; it is a realistic look of how to cope with life’s up and downs. With much therapy and introspection, Burroughs delves into single life, simple solutions to meet more people, and getting over addiction.
For shyness, stay shy. I am not a shy person, but sometimes I don’t want to talk to those outgoing “people persons” who need to make everyone around them “smile” and be “cheerful” all the time.
The book is perfect for those who have ever wondered, “how am I suppose to survive this?” The book is a plenitude of answers.
Burroughs does share that his books are a form of therapy where he can let go of the past and move on. So get the book and start moving.
This is How: Help for the Self Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decreptitude & More. For Young and Old Alike by Augusten Burroughs
2012 St. Martin Press 232 pp
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