This Is How: Proven to Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More, for Young and Old Alike

By Augusten Burroughs. St. Martin’s, $24.99 (9780312563554).


Teens will respond to Burroughs’ hip, witty tone in this self-help book that basically offers up three words of no-nonsense advice: Get over yourself.




Awards Won

Title Year
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults
Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles comprise the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2006. More on each book’s content and suggested audience can be found in the full-length Booklist review.
2012 - Selection(s)