I read "This Is How" when it first came out, and I cannot say enough about how raw and honest Augusten Burroughs is. If you've ever struggled with love, loss, change, making friends, being fat, being thin, depression, illness, feeling suicidal, whatever it is, READ THIS BOOK. You will not regret it.
This is how you survive the unsurvivable, this is how you lose that which you cannot bear to lose, this is how you reinvent yourself, overcome your abusers, fulfill your ambitions and meet the love of your life: by following what is true, no matter where it leads you. — Augusten Burroughs
"Tackle it like a standard novel or pick and choose chapters, Augusten Burrough's collection of true stories is one of the most contagiously funny, laugh-out-loud books I've ever read. The prose is insanely good — you'll feel like a fly on the wall amidst all of the absurdities that unfold. And, if you love Magical Thinking, definitely go ahead and scoop up every book with this author's byline. You won't regret it a single bit. "