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. Mark said: After reading Dry I went over to Cedar Tavern for a martini. Augusten Burroughs has written a lot of memoirs, most famously Running with Scissors. Apr 23, The Paperback of the Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Burroughs is writing the script for a Showtime series based on the memoir. I can forget your birthday. It takes many real events, and some not so real, and creates a vivid picture we can all see. More transparent than jellyfish sashimi.

Burroughs has a knack for ending up in depraved situations and a brroughs talent for writing about them. About half of Dry is dialogue, and I wondered how Burroughs could recall all those intricate conversations, word for word, especially if he was drinking a liter of scotch every night, as he claims.

But then the story sweeps you along, and the very real sentiments of the book come through, and in the end, like with all good stories, you forget to wonder, and you just read.

Those gay men in a bar seeking for sex that hopefully turn into love are sad people. So, I expect more from his next book in my tbr pile: Living in New York City, Burroughs is busy with an advertising firm, making six-figures, and having little to rein him in.

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I would, from a distance, come to view Manhattan as a mall without a roof. For instance, though Pighead only plays a marginal role as far as appearing in the book, he is probably one of the most important characters in that the reader learns most about Augusten, not as a result of his own stint in rehab, but in regards to how he inevitable accepts Pighead into his life.

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The woman who stands up in support group and says that even though she found a lump in her breast in the shower one morning and is living on borrowed time, she would “rather have this one day sober than a whole lot of days drunk,” is made up. Burrouhgs he states several times that he has always kept a journal, many of the details either have to be or better be made up.

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Nov 14, Jodi Goldbeck rated it it was amazing. On my list of priorities in life, Greer is at the bottom along with vacuum cleaner bags and my career.

Burrough’s has become a favorite of mine for his seemingly effortless managment of language. Ddry all 4 comments. Augisten edited it before publication to make it a smoother, more engaging narrative, but it’s still completely true.

Nov 29, Carmen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Or answer the front door.

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If anything, he proves that it is also possible to reinvent oneself. But he knows that about himself. Return to Book Page.

Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

Or fill your humidifier. It’s almost too much, and you can understand why his fans feel like they really know him after reading it. It’s funny and it’s true and it’s real. Oct 03, Natasha rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the second memoir by Augusten Burroughs, which details his life in his 20s, living in New York City, working as an advertising executive, making tons of money, and slowly killing himself each day by drinking more than seems humanly possible.

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Although Frey was too audacious and unethical, according to Oprah in and the recent issue of Vanity Fair The fact that I finished this book in one day probably indicates that I enjoyed it. Jun 03, Mikayla rated it it was ok Shelves: This one makes me laugh and question whether I, too, might be an alcoholic since I’ve justified my drinking with many of the same excuses: Hayden orders the vegetarian samosas.

He departs for a facility in Minnesota, where he encounters a number of other addicts as various points in their sobriety journey.