Not scary in the horror movie sense, but scary in the horrifying sense. This is book two in my "branching out of Black chick lit" venture. I didn't realize it was the true story of the author's childhood until I got the book and read the jacket. It reads like straight fiction. I'm halfway through the book and all I can say is poor kid. I know he's a best-selling author now, but he's lucky to have survived his childhood. If writing really is cathartic, I can definitely see why he needed to pen these memoirs. He's really funny...the book is a great read. It's a page-turner, but I'm turning pages with one eye shut, preparing myself for the next weird, unfortunate event in this poor kids life.
The movie version will be out in the Fall...It could easily be seen as a dark depressing drama or dark disturbing comedy. Either way, I'm sure I'll give it a look-see.