[Read] ➯ This Is How By Augusten Burroughs – Varanus.us

This Is How KINDLE This Is How Augusten Burroughs Ivogue.co.uk If You Re Fat And Fail Every Diet, If You Re Thin But Can T Get Thin Enough, If You Lose Your Job, If Your Child Dies, If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer, If You Always End Up With Exactly The Wrong Kind Of Person, If You Always End Up Alone, If You Can T Get Over The Past, If Your Parents Are Insane And Ruining Your Life, If You Really And Truly Wish You Were Dead, If You Feel Like It S Your Destiny To Be A Star, If You Believe Life Has A Grudge Against You, If You Don T Want To Have Sex With Your Spouse And Don T Know Why, If You Feel So Ashamed, If You Re Lost In Life If You Have Ever Wondered, How Am I Supposed To Survive This This Is How.

[Read] ➯ This Is How  By Augusten Burroughs – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • This Is How
  • Augusten Burroughs
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 0312563558

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➯ This Is How By Augusten Burroughs – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    May 25, 2012 UPDATE News flash for Burroughs fans I wrote this review long before the book was released Now it has been out for a few weeks, and it is receiving a big thumbs down from people who have loved his other books Personally, I found his previous booksdark than funny, but I seem to be in the minority So pay attention here THIS IS NOT LIKE HIS OTHER BOOKS There are a lot of angry readers out there who ordered the book without reading advance reviews, and now they re all bent May 25, 2012 UPDATE News flash for Burroughs fans I wrote this review long before the book was released Now it has been out for a few weeks, and it is receiving a big thumbs down from people who have loved his other books Personally, I found his previous booksdark than funny, but I seem to be in the minority So pay attention here THIS IS NOT LIKE HIS OTHER BOOKS There are a lot of angry readers out there who ordered the book without reading advance reviews, and now they re all bent out of shape because it s not what they expected.If you ve read the author s autobiographical works, you know he s been throughugliness than most of us Here he shares a distillation of his life s lessons, and the techniques that did and did not work for him along the way This Is How is a...


  2. says:

    I found this book in an unusual way, but it turned out to be the best thing I could have read right now.You see, my mother died a few weeks ago She had cancer and I had been caring for her for months, but losing her was still a shock I think losing a loved one must always be shocking, no matter how much time you have to prepare One day they are there, and the next they aren t The physics of it just don t make sense.So, I was overwhelmed with sadness and looking for ways to cope Because I am I found this book in an unusual way, but it turned out to be the best thing I could have read right now.You see, my mother died a few weeks ago She had cancer and I had been caring for her for months, but losing he...


  3. says:

    Okay, so I literally couldn t put this book down When I wasn t reading it, I was thinking about when I could get back to it Burroughs has such a candid way of writing He s full of humor, insight, and I felt like he was sitting right next to me chatting I do understand why the long title now as he took on so many different topics, the topics that matter most in life For me, the chapters on disease and dying were the best I ve ever read Others on race and relationships, or emotions such as s Okay, so I literally couldn t put this book down When I wasn t reading it, I was thinking about when I could get back to it Burroughs has such a candid way of writing He s full of humor, insight, and I felt like he was sitting right ne...


  4. says:

    I am not a fan of self help books The few I ve read have been full of unrealistic psychobabble, generic overused cliches and generally not applicable to me and my problems Having said that, I couldn t resist entering the Goodreads giveaway for this particular book simply because of it s title I was interested and skeptical to see how one book could address all of these issues I half expected it to be a satirical work I was just plain curious.Having sat down and in a matter of a fe I am not a fan of self help books The few I ve read have been full of unrealistic psychobabble, generic overused cliches and generally not applicable to me and my problems Having said that, I couldn t resist entering the Goodreads giveaway for this particular book simply because of it s title I was interested and skeptical to see how one book...


  5. says:

    I didn t know this was going to be so self helpy I didn t know what to expect, to be honest I just knew that a lot of my Goodreads friends were reading and mostly loving Augusten Burroughs books, so I thought I d give one a shot.If I had to pinpoint my notions of what I was about to get into, I guess I was expecting somethingakin to David Sedaris, but with a sharper edge and less humor I read This Is How let s just skip that ridiculously long subtitle and, while I m not sure the edge I didn t know this was going to be so self helpy I didn t know what to expect, to be honest I just knew that a lot of my Goodreads friends were reading and mostly loving Augusten Burroughs books, so I thought I d give one a shot.If I had to pinpoint my notions of what I was about to get into, I guess I was expecting somethingakin to David Sedaris, but with a sharper edge and less humor I read This Is How let s just skip that ridiculously long subtitle and, while I m not sure the edge was much sharper, I did get less humor It was replaced with a self help directive.We are going to fucking fix you, is This Is How s message Sometimes it s almost shouted, but generally it s spoken in a calm, collected and sensible tone Direct and to the point It s not Sedaris memoir, it slike autobio when necessary to make my point.No, not everything herein is going to work for you and your problems Most of the time I felt like Augusten Burroughs hit the nail on the head Every once in a while he smacked the...


  6. says:

    I picked this up from my library s Lucky Day shelf and thought Oh, I dig Burroughs Can t wait to read his latest snarkful memoir This is NOT a snarkful memoir This is what it says on the front cover, a self help book My heart sank as I realized this, but I figured I d wade in anyway in the interests of a snarkful review Ha The only self described self help books I ve ever liked have been by Byron Katie The rest are useless, warm and fuzzy and in my opinion at least, totally worthless T I picked this up from my library s Lucky Day shelf and thought Oh, I dig Burroughs Can t wait to read his latest snarkful memoir This is NOT a snarkful memoir This is what it says on the front cover, a self help book My heart sank as I realized this, but I figured I d wade in anyway in the interests of a snarkful review Ha The only self described self help books I ve ever liked have been by Byron Katie The rest are useless, warm and fuzzy and in my opinion at least, totally worthless This book by Burroughs is not useless Oh, I m sure at least part of the reason I dug it so much is because much of it sounded like what I say to people who ask me for advice but it sthan tha...


  7. says:

    This is, without a doubt, the most candid self help book I have ever read It covers a vast range of subjects, from how to deal with optimist do gooders when you re down, all the way to mourning the death of a child And the ironic part All of these situations, the book teaches, can be handled with a single, powerful, simple tool Absolute honesty with yourself This Is How spends 230 pages repeating the same honesty mantra in so many different ways...


  8. says:

    I have read most of Augustin Burroughs books and I enjoyed all of them I know there is controversy about the whether or not his memoirs are truly memoirs or not, I don t care If the book entertains me I don t care if the author used a creative license here and there on parts of the book, especially if it improves the book, just as long as it s not a total fabrication Some of you might think I m wrong and that s fine.So I get this book based on who wrote it It is a self help book usually ann I have read most of Augustin Burroughs books and I enjoyed all of them I know there is controversy about the whether or not his memoirs are truly memoirs or not, I don t care If the book entertains me I don t care if the author used a creative license here and there on parts of the book, especially if it improves the book, just as long as it s not a total fabrication Some of you might think I m wrong and that s fine.So I get this book based on who wrote it It is a self help book usually annoying , but knowing the author I knew it would not be typical It s not I was blown away by how much I liked it I was pleasantly shocked by it It s candid, funny, cynical, and heartbreaking It is not at all about positivity, double rainbows or unicorns that fart glitter, it is a straight forward this is what...


  9. says:

    Audiobook.I don t get it The title sounds like a self help book, the call number was in the humor section, and what it actually felt like was a self help book that was trying to be funny but failed Further, to me, the vibe I got from reading this was one of contempt for people who read self help books It felt like the author thought, oh my god, it s so easy just GET OVER IT look, i ll write a book that even says that problem solved I realize he has lived throughthan his share Audiobook.I don t get it The title sounds like a self help book, the call number was in the humor section, and what it actually felt like was a self help book that was trying to be funny but failed Further, to me, the vibe I got from reading this was one of contem...


  10. says:

    While I can respect the energy it must take to write a book ANY book and while I admire Augusten Burroughs s skill, I would kindly suggest that he stick to what he does best and leave self help books to those who do them best It is obvious that Burroughs is speaking from a place of experience and yet I found his advice facile to the point of making me uncomfortable If I have learned anything in my life, it is this we all assimulate life experiences grief, happiness, anger, pain, etc While I can respect the energy it must take to write a book ANY book and while I admire Augusten Burroughs s skill, I would kindly suggest t...

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