A unique combination of funny and disturbing, this book makes for a pretty satisfying summer read. Running with Scissors is a memoir of Augusten Burroughs dysfunctional childhood. After his poet mother loses her mind, she turns him over to live with her psychiatrist and his bizarre family. Think "David Sedaris" but with much worse stories to tell.
I just saw that the book is being made into a movie with Annette Benning and Gwyneth Patrol. Looks pretty good but I can't imagine that they would be able to use half the material and still get an R rating.