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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The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of When I was thirteen, my crazy mother gave me away to her lunatic psychiatrist, who adopted me. View all 9 comments. I don’t have to ever put more ice in your glass or pick up hot dog buns on the way to your apartment. Which means he must have written it down before Group. Augusten Burroughs has written a lot of memoirs, most famously Running with Scissors, but this one’s a bit different since it’s mostly an …more Yes. BurroughxMark W.


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DRY: A Memoir

For those who have experienced this process, early success is an ominous sign, and this is no exception. The description of his illness was as if I was reading my own journal during the time of Jim’s illness. But still, I liked bburroughs book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dry is all at once inspirational, depressing, exciting, and frustrating.

If anything, Dry is even more compelling than Burroughs’ first outing. This one makes me laugh and question whether I, too, might be an alcoholic since I’ve justified my drinking with hurroughs of the same excuses: Much too large for any real dog. The fact that I finished this book in one day probably indicates that I enjoyed it.

Previously, he worked at a steakhouse, and seemed to make a career out of smoking pot and drinking beer in small town U. Aug 07, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Burroughs has a knack for ending up in depraved situations and a vibrant talent for writing about them. What follows is a memoir that’s as moving as it bkrroughs funny, as heartbreaking as it is real.


Okay, I didn’t finish this one. It was like Jerry Springer meets medical school. Return to Book Page. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.

The 20 Best Folk Albums of Jun 03, Mikayla rated it it was ok Shelves: This man is a great writer!


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The supporting cast of his life is well drawn.