Take This Man Skyhorse's memoir is a West Coast version of Augusten Burroughs' Running With Scissors . Both boys were at the mercy of outrageous mothers who dazzled… Take This Man Skyhorse's memoir is a West Coast version of Augusten Burroughs' Running With Scissors . Both boys were at the mercy of outrageous mothers who dazzled… 2014-06-03 Memoir Simon & Schuster
Book Review

Take This Man (2014)

TAKE THIS MAN Brando Skyhorse
TAKE THIS MAN Brando Skyhorse
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2014; Writer: Brando Skyhorse; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Skyhorse's memoir is a West Coast version of Augusten Burroughs' Running With Scissors. Both boys were at the mercy of outrageous mothers who dazzled their sons with their wild sense of drama. Skyhorse grew up in Los Angeles with his phone-sex-operator mother, an unsentimental grandmother, and a dizzying array of five stepfathers. His mother denied his Mexican roots and pretended that he was the son of a famous Indian chief (hence his name). If she wasn't advertising for boyfriends, she was offering up her son for adoption. ''At least it's never boring,'' she liked to say of their life. That goes double for this funny, shocking, generous-hearted book. A-

Originally posted Jun 11, 2014 Published in issue #1316 Jun 20, 2014 Order article reprints