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. Mark said: After reading Dry I went over to Cedar Tavern for a martini. Augusten Burroughs has written a lot of memoirs, most famously Running with Scissors. Apr 23, The Paperback of the Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Augusten’s relationships perfectly capture what I think is a quintessentially urban tendency buroughs people nowadays to tirelessly compensate for what they think they are missing in life. Mar 31, Carol rated it it was amazing. And he does, for him, look horrible. 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 coutning becomes optional.

A memoir of a gay ad man struggling with alcoholism. That’s a good thing.

In other words, he doesn’t simply laugh off his unorthodox upbringing, he acknowledges the fact that the responsible adults got it wrong.

Gay lives, excuse me if this is demeaning, can be lonelier than straight heterosexual lives. First off, 30 days of rehab no longer sounds like fun. He keeps track of how many days he goes without dringking, and must to keep counting until he hits the dr mark, after which the cou THE break-up book.

Burroughs remains sober to this day. So what the fuck is Burroughs talking about?

I have several problems with this book. They could be rowdy. It was also a publishing phenomenon that helped to ignite a kind of memoir fever in America and abroad. But mostly for Burroughs, the sober pages are just an excuse for the author to tell us all about himself and auyusten dull relationships with co-workers and boyfriends.


Overcome the real challenge of returning from rehab to a boss who sent him away and then expects him to gush full creative brilliance on a German beer account, when augisten had seemingly been the tour-de-force behind his sarcastic excess in the first place? Sep 25, T. He departs for a facility in Minnesota, where he encounters a number of other addicts as various points in their sobriety journey. When I finally escaped, I presented myself to advertising agencies as a self-educated, slightly eccentric youth filled with passion, bursting with ideas.

He is not, it seems, just a spectator, nor is he, despite the fact that he is a rich Manhattanite, mega pretentious. Sign up to receive e-mail newsletters Audio help Text: He does reference the pedophilia he experienced as a kid growing up. Refresh and try again. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs.

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Burroughs has a knack for ending up in depraved situations and burrroughs vibrant talent for writing about them. Burroughs is now an NPR commentator and started writing a sex column in Details last month, so his reader base may be expanding. In hindsight, I realize these lines are intended to foreshadow his eventual return to drink. You know that what you are reading is not true when you read Murakami while when you read the memoirs of Burroughs, you know that they can be true but deceptively true.

If he didn’t feel anything, which I would find difficult to believe as he claimed to drink a liter of Dewars nightly AND was allergic to alcohol, then wouldn’t it be worth mentioning that he miraculously had no physical withdrawal symptoms? First time that I actually liked Burroughs. This struck me as poetic and honest.


Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

First Augusten develops a relationship with a fellow group therapy patient – a stunningly handsome South Carolinian named Foster – who has a great body, black hair, and blue eyes.

The first part of the memoir centers on Burroughs’ intervention by his co-workers and boss as well as his time spent at a rehab facility that caters specifically to gay and lesbian patients. I’m not sure Burroughs cares at all that my reaction is that I want nothing to do with him or his book s. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The central question, and all the near mistakes Augusten makes keeps the suspense going. This is a difficult, but worthwhile read. This one isn’t for the weak of heart, its not the same light feel as some of his other books.

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Is he trying to sound aristocratic? I had no idea what I was saying. The result was hair that looked windblown and casual—unless you happened auguwten touch it. With age, it seems, comes a different mentality altogether When I was thirteen, my crazy mother gave me away to her lunatic psychiatrist, who adopted me.