The awe-inspiring and mordantly funny childhood that we encounter in Augusten Burroughs memoir â€œRunning with Scissorsâ€ is far from the ordinary. â€œRunning with Scissorsâ€ was rated #1 New York Times Bestseller and has since been made into a Major Motion Picture, which has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award. Augusten is put into a weird situation when he is forced to spend most of his life in a run-down, dirty house with his motherâ€™s shrink, Dr.Finch and his abnormal family. Dr.
Finch, is a far from a normal doctor and takes his practice to the â€œnext levelâ€, as some would say. Using things such as his feces dimension in the toilet bowl, to decide on what will happen of his familyâ€™s poor financial problems. "It means our financial situation is turning around, that's what it means. It means things are looking up.
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The s– is pointing out of the pot and up toward heaven; to Godâ€ (166). The Finch familyâ€™s structure is also a long way out of the ordinary. Dr.Finch has two biological children, Nathalie and Hope, who are two extremely odd girls without much in common; his legal wife, Agnes; three other women he considers his wives; and an adopted son Neil Bookman who was once a patient. Other than the family Dr.Finch has a few patients living at the house as well. One by the name of Joranne who is obsessive over cleanliness who freaks out over a simple spot on a spoon that is brought to her room; did I mention she doesnâ€™t leave her room?Sexual exploration goes to an unusually heightened level.