Dry: A Memoir
From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry—the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next.
You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twenty-something guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had to drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls, and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten landed in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey, Jr., are immediately dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click, and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life—and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a higher power.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bensdad00 - LibraryThing
I've torn through several alcoholic memoirs recently and while this one is entertaining and revelatory in spots it seems to drag more than others. For Damaged Gay Memoirists, David Sedaris is the better bet for consistent entertainment. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ChrisWeir - LibraryThing
Follows Augusten through this travails in alcoholism and recovery. He has a high paying job in advertising but is forced into rehab by his boss. It's either go to rehab or lose the job. We follow him ... Read full review
JUST DO IT
THOSE FUCKING EGGS
NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF
ALCOHOLISM FOR BEGINNERS
PREPARE FOR LANDING
THE BRITISH INVASION
THE DANGERS OF CHEEZ WHIZ AND PIMENTO
WHATLL IT BE?
THE MIRRORS OF LA
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
THE DEEP END
ONE YEAR LATER