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June Book Club: Running With Scissors

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet at the Colony Room, off of the Hive at Hannah Grimes Marketplace, 25 Roxbury Street. All are welcome!

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor’s bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

336 pages
7 hrs and 37 mins
First published July 10, 2002

Keene Pride Book Club books are stocked at Bull Moose in Keene, and are part of BullMoose’s own Book Club, where each purchase will earn you a stamp towards a free book!


June 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
25 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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