Burroughs, Augusten

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Burroughs, Augusten Gender: M
Christopher Robison
born on 23 October 1965 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 80w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°47' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°35 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°14'


American writer mainly of frank memoir material detailing a childhood amidst eccentric people, a battle with alcoholism and his homosexuality. Burroughs' first book, a novel, was written in 1999 and he stopped drinking after writing it. In 2002 he published his memoir "Running With Scissors."The book became a runaway best seller and was made into a film. He spares no details, however bizarre, causing some to question the authenticity of events. Although he disguises the names of the psychiatrist's family with which he was sent to live, six members of the Rodolph Turcotte family sued him for $2 million, alleging defamation, invasion of privacy, emotional distress, and fraud. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount in 2007.

Burroughs has since written several other memoirs including "Dry."


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 ("Running with Scissors")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2004 ("Dry")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Burroughs' assistant for the time sent by e-mail


  • Family : Childhood : Other Childhood (Bizarre)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer