This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike

This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike

by Augusten Burroughs

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ISBN-13: 9781410449139
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alik 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
shayrp76 More than 1 year ago
*advanced readers copy* Augusten Burroughs provides methods of overcoming numerous obstacles in our own psyches like: grief, shyness, lushery and spinsterhood to name a few. This advice coming from a realist is honest and darkly humorous at the same time. He covers every topic that is the bread and butter for psychologists everywhere. I am not a fan of self help. I have seen people go down dangerous and illegal avenues after reading some self help books available on the market. This is not that kind of self help. You aren’t required to travel the world spending money you don’t have or buying a bunch of vitamins you can’t pronounce. This is the stuff that we already know, but are too lazy to face. To use the now famous cliché; I had several ah-ha moments while reading this and getting stomach cramps because I was laughing so hard. This is the one self help book I will recommend to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I recommend is reading all of Augusten's books in order. He will really connect with you. It's like you know him. He is hands down one of the best writers out now.
Jespol More than 1 year ago
I am addicted to self help books and so when I heard Mr. B wrote one I ran to get it. This is funny and harsh yet a real eye opener. I agree with him, this is the book he was meant to write!! I heart him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot say enough about how wonderful I found this book to be. I am wary of the mental health field, self-help guides, blah, blah, blah. This was a no nonsense, practical, down-to-earth handbook for life's many hurdles. I have already given 2 as gifts. Anyone who is contemplating the therapy route should read this book first. Thank you, Mr. Burroughs, for your wisdom and humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a must read for any person of any age. a raw and honest book that makes you re- examine every element of your own life is almost impossible to come by, but this one does so seamlessly. this has changed the way that i think about my life in more ways than one.
JonathanCastaneda More than 1 year ago
Probably my favorite book , got my copy signed at a book signing in LA and lent it to a friend, bought a second copy to give as a gift, just all a great no b/s kind of book, I suggest  if you feel the same to buy a second copy and lend it out. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly disappointed in this book. I wasn't expecting it to be a genuine self-help book, which it was. I read all his books ferociously and love them. However, this is mediocre.