Augusten Burroughs is the # 1 bestselling author of Magical
Thinking: true stories, Dry: a memoir, Running with
Scissors: a memoir and Sellevision, a novel. His books have
been published in fifteen countries and both Sellevision
and Running with Scissors have been optioned, and are in
production, for film. At the time of this writing, Running
with Scissors has been on the New York Times bestseller
list for over 70 consecutive weeks.
Augusten was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in
Western Massachusetts. He now lives in New York City and
Western Massachusetts with his partner, Dennis, and their
two French Bulldogs, Bentley and The Cow.
Beyond books, Augusten's writing has appeared in newspapers
and magazines around the world. In addition, he writes a
monthly column for Details magazine and is a regular
contributor for National Public Radio's Morning Edition.
Augusten tours extensively to promote his books, both here
in the United States and abroad. He speaks at colleges and
universities all over the country. And he makes guest
appearances on a variety of radio and television shows.
Entertainment Weekly has named Augusten to their
definitive "It List" as well as honoring him as one of
the "15 Funniest People in America."
When not working, Augusten enjoys driving throughout New
England, reading books, listening to NPR and spending time