DRY: A Memoir

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Like the alcohol he so enjoys, Burroughs's story of getting dry will go straight into your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and wiped out.Burroughs is a malcontented, successful advertising copywriter: in his 20s, gay, living in Manhattan, and owner of a childhood that the word "nightmare" doesn't even begin to cover (as described in Running With Scissors, 2002). Burroughs is an ... Read full review

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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Great recovery book! Quick witted too.

User Review  - trouble11 -

I finished in 3 days and i am not a quick reader. This is a very honest portrayal of addiction/recovery/relapse/recovery. I will be foisting it upon people, for sure. 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. 

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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  - 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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User Review  - Chase C. - Goodreads

In some morbid, voyeuristic way, I really enjoy addiction & sobriety memoirs. I loved A Million Little Pieces and I quite enjoyed this one as well, albeit very different tails. Will look for more books by Augusten Burroughs. Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine Pinckard - Goodreads

I lost my copy!! Where did it go? Was it the Borrowers? Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Great Story of finding sobriety Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Cai - Goodreads

Burroughs makes rehab funny. I've never been to rehab but the characters he described and the stories he experienced make rehab sound like a circus. Fun read. Read full review

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