MY THOUGHTSLOVED ITI wasn't quite expecting a self help book but that is what I got. I thought this might be another addition to Burroughs famously skewered memoirs and essays, but this turns out to be his take on what works and what doesn't in life. While there are some of those wonderful insights about life in general, there are some truly useful bits of information surrounded by his famously black humor. Given his unconventional upbringing, this little book is right in his comfort zone of providing a different take on familiar issues. The blurb says it is like "Running with Scissors--with recipes!" and in a way it is. You get all of the pathos but with ways how to cope in certain situations. What do you do when your significant other has a terminal disease? The short essays can actually help you deal with this situation. The are also eye opening insights to Burroughs life. Something I just wasn't expecting. The bottom line is that you should always be honest with yourself and others, a little anger is good for you and storing that same anger away can be detrimental.