Dry : A Memoir (Paperback)

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An advertising executive remembers his childhood with his eccentric foster family and his early adulthood experiences of trying to establish an independent life for himself. By the author of Running with Scissors. Readers Guide available. Reprint. *Author: Burroughs, Augusten *Subtitle: A Memoir *Publication Date: 2004/03/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312423797
SKU 36264190
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312423799
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
"...Burroughs's story of getting dry will go straight to your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and wiped out....Didn't think you'd ever feel even an ounce of sympathy for--let alone root for--a drunken adman, did you? Meet Mr. Burroughs."
"With one well-received memoir already under his belt...Burroughs might seem to be pushing his luck in the self-revelation stakes, but he succeeds in coming through with an enjoyable Volume 2 of his life chronicles....DRY, an unassuming 'small' book, delivers [a] wrenching, edifying journey..., with the added benefit of being really entertaining."
"Beneath the quick-flowing, funny-sad surface of Burroughs' prose lurks considerable complexity: wherever he goes, whatever he's doing, you can feel how badly he wants to drink--as well as the sadness from which that desire comes and the courage it takes to make the sadness so funny, all at the same time. If anything, DRY is even more compelling than Burroughs' first outing...."
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Annotation Augusten Burroughs, the writer who memorialized his traumatic childhood in RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, returns to do the same with his alcoholism, which he tries to deal with by checking himself into a gay rehab clinic in Minnesota. Burroughs's memoir is a humorous account of that experience, and of his lifelong struggles with (and love for) the bottle.
First Line Augusten Burroughs, who became famous for his first memoir, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, continues the exploration of his crazed life in this sequel, which concentrates on his drinking problem. His alcoholism finally became so acute that his friends staged in intervention and sent him to a gay rehab clinic in Minnesota--which he describes, of course, as a madhouse full of eccentrics, but which does the trick. Then, back in New York, Burroughs must continue to stay sober, and--though he makes intriguing comparisons between his drinking and his work as an advertising copy writer--he does manage to do so--and presumably will go on to write more volumes of his highly entertaining memoirs.
Editors Note An advertising executive remembers his childhood with his eccentric foster family and his early adulthood experiences of trying to establish an independent life for himself. By the author of Running with Scissors. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
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