The author of Running with Scissors delves into new territory with his most personal and unexpected memoir yet. In A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs makes a quantum leap forward into untapped emotional terrain: the radical pendulum swing between love and hate, the unspeakably terrifying relationship between father and son, and a child’s longing for unconditional love.
In an interview with David Shankbone, Burrough’s calls the new book “not funny at all. It’s deadly serious. And it’s, um, just devastating.” He also reveals his favorite curse word (it’s “cunt”), his thoughts on losing his hair and also waxes gay on women’s breasts.