Image de l'éditeur
Titre : This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming ...
Éditeur : NY: St. Martin's Press
Date d'édition : 2012
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Etat de la jaquette : As New
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
First edition, FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED & DATED by AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS directly on the title page (not inscribed to anyone); hardcover with dustjacket; unread in AS NEW (Fine/Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed, not price-clipped, etc); comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the author at the signing event!. N° de réf. du libraire 106
Synopsis : 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 aupposed to survive this? This is How.
Critique: Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2012: In writing and in life, Augusten Burroughs has repeatedly summoned the courage to grab the wolves of his past by their foaming muzzles and peer into their wild eyes until he owns them--and because of this, he's survived nearly every horrific experience a person in a modern-day, first-world country could face and emerged as an astonishingly well-adjusted person. After turning his profoundly messed-up early life and its alcoholic aftermath into six harrowing, uplifting memoirs--including Running with Scissors and Dry--Burroughs lost interest in writing about himself. He kept meeting people who were locked in the same struggles he?d overcome and decided they needed to know they had options for fixing their lives. In This Is How, Burroughs delivers prescriptions for handling life's most pernicious problems. Don't let the snake-oil-salesmannish title put you off: this is raw, hard-knock-life advice, veering from brutal to hilarious to deeply compassionate. Burroughs doesn?t really believe in "happiness" or "healing." He?s honest about the limits of recovery, but even those in the depths of despair will be energized by his exhortations to claw their way back to OK, even if it means leaving the life they?ve known in the dust. --Mari Malcolm
Modes de paiement
Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :
Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 23 mai 2003
Evaluation du vendeur :
All books are returnable within 7 days if condition is not as described.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Description de la librairie : Thanks for checking out our website.