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Augusten Burroughs on Lust & Wonder (and maybe even love)

Get ready for some real talk. Memoirist extraordinaire Augusten Burroughs reflects on his latest soul-baring book.
Augusten Burroughs is the author of novels Running With Scissors, Dry and A Wolf At the Table. (St. Martin's Press)
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Memoirist Augusten Burroughs is committed to telling his story with brutal honesty — even if it means cringing about things he's done in the past. 

After tackling his difficult upbringing and his struggle with alcohol, the Running With Scissors author delves deep into personal issues of sex, relationships and love in his new book, Lust & Wonder.

For many who have experience abuse and loss, Burroughs' books are a source of catharsis, yet his own ideas about healing are complex. "The reality is that there are some things that you don't heal" he tells Shad.

WEB EXTRA | Read Augusten Burroughs' essay for the New York Times Modern Love column: Losing a 'Boyfriend,' the Best Way Possible

q: Do you agree with Burroughs that there are some wounds that never heal? Have you ever lost someone you "couldn't lose"? How did you cope? What did you learn? Please email q@cbc.ca or comment below. We might read your story on air. 

Augusten Burroughs reflects on his latest memoir "Lust & Wonder" and the need (or not) for brutal honesty about love and sexuality. (CBC)

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