Augusten Burroughs

Augusten  Burroughs

Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: Real Tales, Potential Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table, and You Best Not Cry are among Augusten Burroughs' works. He's also the author of Sellevision, a novel that has been optioned for a film adaptation. Running with Scissors was adapted into a film in October 2006, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, and starring Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance), Alec Baldwin, and Evan Rachel Wood. Augusten's work has featured in a number of international journals and newspapers, including The New York Times and New York Magazine. He was voted one of the 25 Funniest Persons in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2005. He splits his time between New York and Western Massachusetts.