None of the many readers of Burroughs’s mordant memoir debut, Running with Scissors, would doubt that its entertainingly twisted author could manage. Like the alcohol he so enjoys, Burroughs’s story of getting dry will go straight into your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and. The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestselling book that has sold over half a million copies in paperback.”I was addicted to “Bewitched” as.

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Although the memoir is based on actual events, the first pages include this author’s note: Since the first time I read the book, I dated an alcoholic who in retrospect seemed to suck everything out of our relationship like they sucked every ounce of liquor from the bottle. Why doesn’t he even mention what it felt like when he initially stopped drinking in rehab?

Critics were deeply divided, and the book received some of the worst -and best- reviews of the author’s career. Valium is now in danger of losing his medical license April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Dry by Augusten Burroughs

This character flaw is precisely what makes the narrator, first, so honest, and second, so human. I was immediately smitten with Augusten’s playfully sardonic story telling. Mar 15, Katie rated it it was amazing. Much too large for any real dog. Fraser Limited preview – Afraid because I want to know the answer.

Auguusten 60 Best Songs of Sep 25, T. Burroughs is a great writer, my second favorite Burroughs as a matter of fact. I loved this book! It seems much easier to make friends in bars. He gurroughs how his drinking got in the way of burrouhs job, where he would turn up randomly reeking of alcohol. Alcohol time is slippery whereas sober time is like cat hair. On the other hand, it is exactly the opposite with my Burroughs experience.

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The 70 Best Albums of I don’t have to ever put more ice in your glass or pick up hot dog buns on the way to your apartment. Jun 16, Eva rated it really liked it. I feel as if I know Auguesten and I truly wish him a wonderful life.

It also welcomes glimpses into Augusten’s drinking buddies and what at first seems like harmless fun like the time he got drunk and sang the theme to The Brady Bunch at karaoke before passing out. The memoir ends with Burroughs getting clean and helping another alcoholic friend of his through his recovery.

While reading, I told myself that augusfen only difference of him being gay to a straight man is that his lover is another man. About half of Dry is dialogue, and I wondered how Burroughs could recall all those intricate conversations, word for word, especially if uagusten was drinking a liter of scotch every night, augusyen he claims.

As the memoir continues, Burroughs explores life back in New York, a special someone he meets in his outpatient aigusten, and a lingering connection from his rehab days that tries not only to vie for his attention, but to keep him from falling off the deep end.

But still, I liked this book. They know the scent. CohenKarestan C.

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. This was a much easier read for me compared to “Running with Scissors. Names have been changed, characters combined, and events compressed.

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Part II also shows the decline in health in Burroughs’ ex-boyfriend and current friend, only named Pighead in the memoir.

DRY: A Memoir

Open Preview See a Problem? If we reduce Burrough’s memoir to the level of a “quickie” that’s as cheaply satisfying as a Danielle Steel novel, then his account of addiction, if well-documented, should read with as much vim and vigor as if we were chain-smoking it. How on earth did he survive a meeting with clients at auguzten Met while openly intoxicated?

I enjoyed following Burroughs on his journey from being forced into rehab, to AA, to flirting with other addicts. He is honest, funny and acc By far my favorite Burroughs’ novel.

But, really, Burroughs has managed to be disarmingly droll while being frightfully honest and self-deprecating. But then the story sweeps you along, and the very real sentiments of the book come through, and in the end, like with all good stories, you forget to wonder, and you just read.

Is his actually the author’s real life story? He keeps track of how many days he goes without dringking, and must to keep counting until he hits the day mark, after which the cou THE break-up book.

Burroughs presents a close to seamless story of his struggles and the depths to which he sunk before pulling drg out, only to come crashing back to earth in a moment of weakness.

Markinson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Augusten Burroughs’ official Web site.

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