Augusten Burroughs is one of the bestselling memoirists of his generation. His first memoir, Running with Scissors was published in 2002 and chronicled his unconventional, "off the rails" childhood. The book became a film and a publishing phenomenon, spending more than four years on the New York Times bestseller list. Since then he has written three additional memoirs: Dry, A Wolf at the Table and Lust & Wonder, all of which were instant bestsellers. He is the author of two best-selling essay collections, Magical Thinking and Possible Side Effects, as well as a book of funny/horrible holiday stories, You Better Not Cry. He is also the author of the best-selling This Is How, a self-help book for people who are psychologically ambitious and want to fix themselves. Augusten holds an honorary Doctor of Letters from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is a Lambda Literary Award recipient. He lives with his husband and their four dogs in an old and haunted house in rural Connecticut.