I was on an Augusten Burroughs jag when I found this available at the library. Much to my surprise, instead of a dose of fun snarky humor I got a self help book. No, I didn't see or read the full title till I looked at it on Goodreads. As it turns out, the title is really the only funny thing about the book. I usually steer clear of shelf help books because they are generally unhelpful and make you feel worse about yourself. Fortunately, Burroughs isn't into emotional blackmail and doesn't use dubious credentials to establish credibility. This is mostly advice from someone who has been around the block especially if you believe what happened in [b:Running with Scissors|242006|Running with Scissors|Augusten Burroughs|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1438898196s/242006.jpg|828773] and has taken to heart some tough lessons.