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Profession: Writer, Novelist, Memoirist, Author
Date of Birth: Oct 23, 1965
Nicknames: Christopher Richter Robison, Augusten Xon Burroughs
Country: United States of America
Augusten Burroughs is an American writer he has a net worth of $4 million. Augusten Burroughs has earned his net worth as the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Running with Scissors in 2002. He was born on October 23, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his father John G. Robison, former head of the philosophy department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His mother Margaret Robinson is a poet, John Elder Robison his brother is a fellow memoirist. Later in 1978 his parents got divorced Burroughs who was only twelve at the time was adopted by his mother's psychiatrist who resided in the Northampton area. He dropped out of school after the sixth grade and obtained a GED at age 17, Burroughs books are published by St. Martin's Press and Picador. The book Running with Scissors chronicled some of his childhood experiences; the book was later turned into a film. His 2003 memoir Dry was about his experience during and after treatment for alcoholism, his writing focuses on subjects such as advertising, psychiatrists, religious families, and home shopping networks. Some of them have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Home & Garden, Black Book Magazine, New York, The Times, Bark, Attitude, and Out. Burroughs writes a monthly column for Details. He is also a former commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Some major publications such as People, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly have profiled Burroughs. He was ranked 15 on the 2005 list of "The 25 Funniest People in America" by Entertainment Weekly and was named to the magazine's "It List". Today Burroughs is busy writing the screenplay for two upcoming television series: one is a series based on his memoir Dry, for the Showtime network, and writing a drama series for CBS titled The Nature of Fire, which follows a group of male firefighters. Running with Scissors was made into a film in 2006.
Augusten Xon Burroughs (born October 23, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American writer known for his New York Times bestselling memoir Running with Scissors (2002).
Burroughs was born Christopher Robison in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the younger of two sons to poet Margaret Robison and John G. Robison, former head of the philosophy department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the younger brother of fellow memoirist John Elder Robison. He was raised in Massachusetts, including the towns of Shutesbury, Amherst and Northampton. His parents divorced on July 29, 1978, when Burroughs was twelve years old, and he was adopted by his mother's psychiatrist who resided in the Northampton area.
Burroughs dropped out of school after the sixth grade and obtained a GED at age 17. He chose his name at age 18, and legally changed it in Boston. He later enrolled at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts as a pre-med student, dropping out before the end of the first semester. He decided to settle in New York City and worked for a Manhattan-based advertising company. In 1996, he sought treatment for alcoholism at a rehabilitation center Press]] and Picador. Some of his childhood experiences were chronicled in Running with Scissors (2002), which was later developed into a film.
In addition to Scissors, Burroughs penned a second memoir, Dry (2003), about his experience during and after treatment for alcoholism. It was followed by two collections of memoir essays, Magical Thinking (2003) and Possible Side Effects (2006). His first novel, Sellevision (2000), is currently in production as a feature film.
Burroughs' writing focuses on subjects such as advertising, psychiatrists, religious families, and home shopping networks. It has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, House & Garden, BlackBook Magazine, New York, The Times, Bark, Attitude, and Out. Burroughs writes a monthly column for Details. Early in his career, he was a r

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