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enthusiasts of Augusten Burroughscff0478#39;s darkly humorous memoir working with Scissors were left making an allowance for on the top of that e-e-book what could turn into of more youthful Augusten after his squalidentity and fascinating formative years ended. In Dry, we discover that click grownup Augusten is doing smartly professionally, earning a just right-looking dsmartlying as an advert creator for a highest big apple compabig apple, Burroughscff0478#39;s non-public existence is a crisis. His apartment is a sea of empty Dewarcff0478#39;s bottles, he remains out all evening boozing, and he dabs cologne on his tongue in an unsuccessful try to mask the stench of alcohol on his breath at paintings. When his supplier insists he are trying to find help, Burroughs ships out to Minnesota for detoxing, counseling, and amusingly suggested anecdotes roughly using crammed animals in group therapy. however after a month of such remedy, hecff0478#39;s back in automatic and tenuously sober. And similtaneously its one thing to put off the sauce in rehab, Burroughs be informeds that itcff0478#39;s somewhat another to resume your former existence similtaneously avoidentitying the alcohol that your former existence used to be once based completely around. This quest to stay sober is madverte dramatically more difficult, and the tale more harrowing, when Burroughs begins an unwell-prompt roguyce with a crack advertdict. indubitably the "reduveted alcoholic fighting to stay sober" story isn't new territory for a memoirist. however Burroughscff0478#39;s account transcends clichés: it doesncff0478#39;t adverthere to the usual "temptation narrowly resisted" storyline and it choices, in Burroughs himself, a an important persona that may be sympathetic although hecff0478#39;s neither likable nor advertmirable. however what in the end makes this memoir this kind of incredible be informed is a smart and candidentity sense of humor that guyages to stay dry although recalling events the place the author used to be once the remaining however. --John Moe

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Released: 2004-04-01

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Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs


From the highestselling author of working with Scissors comes Dry—the hilarious, shifting, and no a lot much less abnormal account of what came about subsequent.

you may not understand it, however youcff0478#39;ve met Augusten Burroughs. Youcff0478#39;ve seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at eating places: a twenty-one thing guy, nice suit, paintingss in promoting. common. additionalordinary. but when the ordinary individual needed to drinks, Augusten used to be once circling the drain by means of having twelve; when the ordinary individual went house in the dark, Augusten by no means went house at all. Loud, distracting ties, automatic wake-up calls, and cologne on the tongue could most straightforward duvet this sort of lot for so long. on the request (smartly, it used to be oncencff0478#39;t in point of fact a request) of his suppliers, Augusten landed in rehab, the place his wants of group therapy with Robert Downey, Jr., are instantly dashed by means of the grim reality of fluorescent lights and paper hospital slippers. but when Augusten is pressured to inspect himself, one thing in fact begins to click on, and thatcff0478#39;s when he unearths himself in the worst hassle of all. because when his thirty days are up, he has is a smart to his similar drunken automatic existence—and are living it sober. What follows is a memoir thatcff0478#39;s as shifting as it is humorous, as heartbreaking as it is actual. Dry is the tale of love, loss, and Starbucks as a better power.
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