Review: Dry: A Memoir

Editorial Review - - Sarah Rachel Egelman

Addiction is not funny. And recovery is not entertaining. Unless, that is, these subjects are in the hands of Augusten Burroughs. Then, it is not merely unexpectedly funny and entertaining but appropriately poignant and touching as well. In DRY, the followup to his bestselling memoir RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, Burroughs is all grown up and working in the cutthroat world of advertising. To cope with ... Read full review

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Poignant, driving, hilarious. If you are not open minded, not for you,...but for all persons with faults, be they substance abuse, insecurity, whatever,....this book is a true lift me up despite its many dark moments. As a former nurse, the part on the yellow cake in the nurses lounge is so dead on histarical you would think Mr. Burroughs himself spent some years in the profession. Great book. 

Review: Dry

User Review  - Mikayla Knight - Goodreads

Okay, I didn't finish this one. I got about halfway through and had to put it down because I reached my maximum amount of frustrated sighs per book (20). I have several problems with this book. First ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

This book is funny. It's funny and it's true and it's real. I laugh and crack up about what Burroughs is saying, even though he is a mean funny. I say "a mean funny" because he really rips into other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mollie - Goodreads

As always with his memoirs I loved this. He is possibly my favourite memoirist as he doesn't sugar-coat his issues, he knows his life is a mess and he uses this to his advantage when writing these ... Read full review

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User Review  - TB Markinson - Goodreads

This is a difficult, but worthwhile read. I admired the author's ability to share so openly about his addiction. Most of the time I didn't like him, yet I couldn't put the book down. Read full review

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User Review  - Jodi Goldbeck - Goodreads

This is the second memoir by Augusten Burroughs, which details his life in his 20s, living in New York City, working as an advertising executive, making tons of money, and slowly killing himself each ... Read full review

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User Review  - peg - Goodreads

What more can be said about Augusten Burroughs? He is an amusing mess! If half of the information in his memoirs is true, I will give him five stars for his survival skills. If his memoirs are later ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marissa Burton - Goodreads

The perfect choice to read while recovering from surgery, since I could not leave the bed, and it turned out to be one of those books you can't put down once you start! While I sometimes questioned ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Filipczak - Goodreads

I loved this book! A family member recommended it to me and I thanked her for doing so. This is the story of Augusten Borroughs's journey to overcome his addiction to alcohol. He is an advertising ... Read full review

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