This is how : proven aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, fatness, spinsterhood, grief, disease, lushery, decrepitude & more-- for young and old alike / Augusten Burroughs.


  • ISBN: 9780312563554 (trade)
  • ISBN: 0312563558 (trade)
  • Description: viii, 230 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2012.

Available copies

  • 17 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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0 current holds with 21 total copies.

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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PS 3552 .U745 Z478 2012 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/11/2014
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Content descriptions

Contents Note: How to ride an elevator -- How to feel like shit -- How to find love -- How to be fat -- How to be thin --How to feel sorry for yourself -- How to be confident -- How to fail -- How to get the job -- How to shatter shame -- How to see the truth behind the truth -- How to end your life --How to remain unhealed -- Why having it all is not -- How to get over your addiction to the past -- How to be a good mental patient -- How to make yourself uncomfortable (and why you should) -- How to finish your drink -- How to hold on to your dream or maybe not -- How to identify love by knowing what it's not -- How to live unhappily ever after -- How to feel less regret -- How to stop being afraid of your anger -- How to be sick -- How to lose someone you love -- How to let a child die -- How to change the world by yourself -- This is why.
Summary: "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books." Publisher's description.
Subject: Burroughs, Augusten.
Conduct of life.