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. Like the alcohol he so enjoys, Burroughs’s story of getting dry will go straight into your bloodstream and leave you buzzing, exhilarated, and. Dry. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Length: Subtitle: A Memoir Price: $ Author: Augusten Burroughs US publication date:

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He is a terrific writer who has no shame in discussing and admitting the most personal and embarrassing details. Nov 29, Carmen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Keep couting until you hit Write a customer review. Or actually, any friends. This has long been one of my favorite memoirs and will remain so. The brutal, terrifying and decidedly unfunny book instantly generated a storm of publicity and controversy.

Showing of reviews. Will he get sober? Aug 01, Lisa Filipczak rated it really liked it. But to satisfy the niche of urban hipster- intellectuals who are looking for a step above Lindsay Lohan’s faux-glam adventures in US Weekly, this book was just an edited down version of James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, which I read on spring break at Canyon Ranch while detoxing from my own underage escapades.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The memoir ends with Burroughs getting clean and helping another alcoholic friend of his through his recovery. As a backup safety measure, I swallowed a handful of Breath Assure capsules and wore a distracting, loud tie. Augusten Burroughs’ official Web site. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. After a prolonged ‘hiccupping’ illness, Pighead is in a hospital bed hooked up to machines, and Augusten helps to care for him, change his diapers, keep him company, and so on.


Another win for compulsory reading assignments! The only part of the memoir that was interesting was the advertising part. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films. One of Burroughs’ roommates, a psychiatrist who Burroughs thinks of as Dr. Account Options Sign in. Augusten lived with crazy people in the doctor’s filthy home, never went to school, and became the obsession of a pedophile that lived in a barn behind the house.

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What follows is a memoir that’s as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is true. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I laugh and crack up about what Burroughs is saying, even though he is a mean funny. The ensuing drama with Foster, Hayden, Augustsn, Greer, and the advertising firm – and most especially Pighead’s illness – upend Augusten’s life.

Struggling to c Continuing the memoir trilogy, Augusten Burroughs takes the reader through his struggles with addiction as a young man. It’s almost too much, and you can understand why his fans feel like they really know him after reading it. Writers have been taken down for their stories being BS.

Of course this is easier said than augustem, and Augusten immediately begins to burrougsh mistakes. The works of Augusten Burroughs. I say “a mean funny” because he really rips into other people and judges them. Head wounds are so dramatic. If anything, he proves that it is also possible to reinvent oneself.

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I was making wisecracks to myself in the bathroom, pulling faces. Today we have something special for you AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Memorable characters drt brought out the sensitive logical and probably lovable side of Burroughs. Being from the south myself, that threw me auhusten a little. Dry By Augusten Burroughs St. Burroughs pictures the facility as resembling an Ian Schrager boutique hotel – with gourmet food, a pool, a spa, etc.

The 80 Best Books of In addition, Burroughs speaks regularly at colleges and universities on topics ranging from alcoholism and sexual abuse to the art of authoring one’s own life and humor as serious medicine. I almost felt sorry for him at different times, but then he always ended up trying to pick himself up and recover. Byrroughs don’t have to worry about getting stuck with a needle. By far my favorite Burroughs’ novel.

Apr 27, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: Then, just a chapter or so later augustten references that drive to Massachusets “All those years ago”. When he explained that drinking alcohol felt right, like his own physiology, I understood what he meant in a way I had not understood before. I don’t have to ever put more ice in your glass or pick up hot dog buns on the way to your apartment.

The authors’ whose works we share with you in PopMatters’ 80 Best Books of — from a couple of notable reissues to a number of excellent debuts burrojghs poignantly capture how the political is deeply personal, and the personal is undeniably, and beautifully, universal.