Starred Review for This Is How

Starred Review for This Is How

Augusten Burroughs' collection of comedic wisdom cleverly masquerading as a self-help book has just been selected for Amazon's Best Books of the Month: May 2012! In THIS IS HOW New York Times bestselling Burroughs offers advice on the following topics: 

How to feel like crap!

How to ride an elevator!

How to find love!

How to finish your drink!

...and so much more. 

"In this hilarious and searingly straightforward memoir, Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS) turns the self-help genre upside down [...] As always, Burroughs is smart and energetically forthright about living and loving." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Banned Books Week 2011!

Banned Books Week 2011!

Welcome to Banned Books Week, librarian friends!

This is the week to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books. And if you're feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video the the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube. 

If you finish all of your favorite banned books before Friday, we recommend two excellent author biographies that uphold the spirit of the week: AND SO IT GOES, the first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and JUST ONE CATCH, an illuminating biography of Joseph Heller. 

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