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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The feeling is reinforced when Burroughs thinks about the current condition of his New York apartment, where ” empty Dewar’s bottles occupy all the floor space not already occupied by a bed or chair.

He was very sweet and humble.

Languages Italiano Suomi Edit links. How on earth did he survive a meeting with clients at the Met while openly intoxicated?

Sometimes auguzten compare gay men to teenage girls and they are correct, I realize. Highly humerous throughout with strong passages of heartfelt angst, Burroughs serves up a stellar second volume to his memoirs as he forces the reader to think and feel in ways they may not have thought possible. Hayden orders the vegetarian samosas.

Some people have epiphanies, and others simply have epiphany thrust upon them. Unlike some of his fellow AA friends, he says he has no trouble staying sober, and even quickly stops attending meetings, so that he can instead focus the narrative on the drama of his relationships, whether we like it or not.


Sep 28, Barbara rated it really liked it. Not to mention, it makes you feel better to know that his life during this period is way worse than anything that you’re going through. Oct 08, Marcellina rated it really liked it.

Dry Summary & Study Guide

Why doesn’t he even mention what it felt like when he initially stopped drinking in rehab? Pighead takes a turn for the worse and dies, and Augusten falls off the wagon. The New York Times. With age, it seems, comes a different drj altogether Jun 16, Eva rated it really liked it.

MPR: Truth vs. Fiction in Augusten Burroughs’ memoir, “Dry”

dryy And then I think, why did I flush twice? Struggling to c Continuing the memoir trilogy, Augusten Burroughs takes the reader through his struggles with addiction as a young man. The central question, and all the near mistakes Augusten makes keeps the suspense going.

The Best Jazz of In the nonfiction book “Dry” he details his struggles with alcohol. He spoke to a very large, adoring crowd in the senate chambers, and then signed books for quite a long time to an equally adoring snaking line of fans.

Again, a special thank you to Rae Eddy, who recommended the Augusten Burroughs memoirs.

Apr 27, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: The buzz is officially killed on page 33 when he checks into rehab. One of his most stunning and heartfelt passages came as a much needed surprise.

The Best World Music of When you are addicted to something, you tend to hang out with people who also use that drug of choice may e not as badly in shape as you are ; you also tend to hang around places with easy access to the drug. This is when I knew I was still drunk. And to get into that A-list college, you had to do very well in the right high school.


About half of Dry is dialogue, and I wondered how Burroughs could recall all those intricate conversations, word augustsn word, especially if he was drinking a liter of scotch every night, as he claims.

DRY: A Memoir

She has been a great help as I realise my need to deal with burroughz of the blurry portions of my past to develop stronger and more solid bonds to the present, as I peer into what the future has in store. When you have your health, you have everything. At group therapy, Augusten finds out Foster’s been augustrn crack for a month and has quit the group. Burroughs has two affairs here. His amusing account is characteristic of many subtle references the man, after all, is obsessed with popular culture that’s high and lowincluding his ubrroughs of rehab being like the movie Groundhog Day: Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life and live it sober.