Augusten Burroughs is an American writer who 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 Burroughs Net Worth
Date of Birth
Oct 23, 1965 (51 years old)
Writer, Novelist, Memoirist, Author
United States of America
Christopher Richter Robison, Augusten Xon Burroughs
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