DRY BY AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS PDF

Not sure how a memoir could be both intoxicating and sobering at the same time, but Burroughs manages to pull it off with Dry. It's less psychedelically implausible and more realistic than Running I've torn through several alcoholic memoirs recently and while this one is entertaining and revelatory in spots it seems to drag more than others. Dry : A Memoir. Augusten Burroughs. From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry —the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next.

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None of the many readers of Burroughs's mordant memoir debut, Running with Scissors , would doubt that its entertainingly twisted author could manage, by page 41 of his new installment, to check himself into America's frumpiest alcohol rehab facility for gays. Burroughs has a knack for ending up in depraved situations and a vibrant talent for writing about them. Asked to sign reams of legal forms before entering rehab, he notes, "the real Augusten would never stand for this.

Initially repulsed by his recovery program's maudlin language and mind-numbing platitudes, Burroughs eventually makes a steadfast, equally incredulous friend in rehab, finds his own salvation and confidently re-enters society.

But when he falls for a wealthy crack addict and his best friend begins to succumb to AIDS, the support he'd enjoyed in rehab begins to crumble. 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. Burroughs strains here to replicate that zany tone and occasionally indulges in navel-gazing, but readers accustomed to his heady cocktail of fizzy humor and epiphanic poignancy won't be disappointed.

Agent, Christopher Schelling. Forecast: Burroughs is now an NPR commentator and started writing a sex column in Details last month, so his reader base may be expanding.

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DRY: A Memoir

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 , but was published second. Although the memoir is based on actual events, the first pages include this author's note: "This memoir is based on my experiences over a ten-year period.

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Dry: A Memoir

None of the many readers of Burroughs's mordant memoir debut, Running with Scissors , would doubt that its entertainingly twisted author could manage, by page 41 of his new installment, to check himself into America's frumpiest alcohol rehab facility for gays. Burroughs has a knack for ending up in depraved situations and a vibrant talent for writing about them. Asked to sign reams of legal forms before entering rehab, he notes, "the real Augusten would never stand for this. Initially repulsed by his recovery program's maudlin language and mind-numbing platitudes, Burroughs eventually makes a steadfast, equally incredulous friend in rehab, finds his own salvation and confidently re-enters society.

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