Dry: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs


The 10th Anniversary variation of the recent York occasions bestselling booklet that has offered over part one million copies in paperback.

"I was once hooked on "Bewitched" as a child. I worshipped Darren Stevens the 1st. whilst he'd come domestic from paintings and Samantha may say, ‘Darren, do you want me to mend you a drink?' He'd continuously leisure his briefcase at the desk lower than the replicate within the lobby, wipe his brow with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, ‘Better make it a double.'" (from bankruptcy Two)

You won't comprehend it, yet you've got met Augusten Burroughs. you've gotten visible him in the street, in bars, at the subway, at eating places: a twentysomething man, great swimsuit, works in ads. normal. usual. but if the standard individual had beverages, Augusten used to be circling the drain by means of having twelve; whilst the normal individual went domestic in the dark, Augusten by no means went domestic in any respect. Loud, distracting ties, computerized wake-up calls and cologne at the tongue might in basic terms conceal lots for therefore lengthy. on the request (well, it wasn't relatively a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, the place his goals of staff treatment with Robert Downey Jr. are instantly dashed through grim truth of fluorescent lights and paper medical institution slippers. but if Augusten is compelled to ascertain himself, anything truly starts off to click on and that is whilst he unearths himself within the worst difficulty of all. simply because while his thirty days are up, he has to come to his related drunken big apple life―and stay it sober. What follows is a memoir that is as relocating because it is humorous, as heartbreaking because it is correct. Dry is the tale of affection, loss, and Starbucks as a better Power.

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