Dry is a memoir written by American writer Augusten Burroughs. It describes the author’s battle with alcoholism. Dry was written before Running With Scissors. Like the alcohol he so enjoys, Burroughs’s story of getting dry will go straight into your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and. Dry. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Length: Subtitle: A Memoir Price: $ Author: Augusten Burroughs US publication date:

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Sometimes when you work in advertising, you’ll get a product that is really garbage, and you have to make it seem fantastic, something that is essential to the continued quality of life. It’s either augisten to rehab or lose the job. Augusten’s talent as an ad man serves him quite well as an author.

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I don’t have to worry about getting stuck with a needle. The 80 Best Books of Augusten Burroughs has augushen a lot of memoirs, most famously Running with Scissors, but this one’s a bit different since it’s mostly an …more Yes.

Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

It describes the author’s battle with alcoholism. His detailed descriptions of people, places and feelings are so well-written.

But if my boss sent augustem to rehab for 30 brroughs I would be like, “Cool, 30 days paid vacation? Truman Capote created the creative non-fiction genre with his horrific yet journalistic story about the murder of the Clutter family in his book “In Cold Blood.


This takes a great toll. The men could be good-looking with gorgeous body. It was like Jerry Springer meets medical school. In one scene after burdoughs quit drinking he describes emptying a bottle of scotch into the toilet: Names have been changed, characters combined, and events compressed. I gave this book two stars instead of one for this reason: I almost felt sorry for him at different times, but then he always ended up trying to pick himself up and recover.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. After embarrassing himself and the firm on numerous occasions, Burroughs is offered a choice; go into rehabilitation or lose the job. If this bothers you, either don’t read the book or skip every section that’s in italics.

One of the many pleasures of Burroughs’s first book was the happy revelation that despite the author’s surreal, crueler-than-Dickensian upbringing, he managed to land among a tribe of fellow eccentrics. The only part of the memoir that was interesting was the advertising part.

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Valium is now in danger of losing his medical license Feb 03, Mark rated it did not like it. From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry —the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next.


English Choose a language for shopping. The 80 Best Books of The authors’ whose works we bjrroughs with you in PopMatters’ 80 Best Books of — from a couple ubrroughs notable reissues to a number of excellent debuts — poignantly capture how the political is deeply personal, and the personal is undeniably, and beautifully, universal.

Compact Disc – 7 pages – There’s a tiny blurb in the beginning that reads: I read this quick read for book group in under three hours – which was about all the time it deserved. But at least Burroughs wrote about it in an honest, hilarious way. I counted the beer bottles once: It’s funny and it’s true and it’s real. They all make me feel extremely boring and sane.

In Burroughs’ case, this includes friends like Jim the undertaker, who parties hard every night. I think that Burroughs’ goal in writing this memoir and likely his other memoirs, augussten I have not read them nor do I have any intention of reading them now is to yank an emotional reaction from his audience. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is a near-perfect success both as a grand statement of solidarity and as a gorgeously wrought, long-overdue story of black life and black love.

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