About Augusten Burroughs

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Augusten Burroughs is the best-selling author of more than half a dozen works, including Running with ScissorsDry, and his most recent title, This Is How. He’s been named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s “25 Funniest People in America” on two occasions and his work has appeared in the New York Times and New York Magazine among other publications. He resides in New York City and western Massachusetts.

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How to Be Fat

Augusten Burroughs refers to this essay of his as “How to Be Fat.” We prefer to think of it as “How to Be Beautiful.”