A Reader posted a review at 2008-10-22 11:25:43.
Do you think your childhood was messed up? Get a new view of it and read Augusten´s true memoir of his early years. A psychotic mum and a ice cold dad leaves him to stay with thiere psychiatrist. Not the kind of normal doctor though, but one who lives in a family where cleaning is foreign, one can predict the future from poo-poo and in a house which is filled with other mysterious patiens. Augusten himself dreams of becoming a famous hair dresser but commit a fake suicade attempt to get rid of school (with help from the psychiatrist himself). In the world of crazyness this boy grews up to become a writer, and thanks to that we can all enjoy this piece of a REALLY screwed up background.