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Dry By Augusten Burroughs Dry Revisit the second memoir in Augusten s bestselling trilogy of Running with Scissors Dry and Lust Wonder You may not know it but you ve met Augusten Burroughs You ve seen him on the street in bars

  • Title: Dry
  • Author: Augusten Burroughs
  • ISBN: 9780312423797
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dry By Augusten Burroughs Revisit the second memoir in Augusten s bestselling trilogy of Running with Scissors, Dry, and Lust Wonder You may not know it, but you ve met Augusten Burroughs You ve seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants a twenty something guy, nice suit, works in advertising Regular Ordinary But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten wasRevisit the second memoir in Augusten s bestselling trilogy of Running with Scissors, Dry, and Lust Wonder You may not know it, but you ve met Augusten Burroughs You ve seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants a twenty something guy, nice suit, works in advertising Regular Ordinary But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all Loud, distracting ties, automated wake up calls, and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long At the request well, it wasn t really a request of his employers, Augusten landed in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey, Jr are immediately dashed by the grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click, and that s when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life and live it sober What follows is a memoir that s as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a higher power.
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    1. Mark on said:

      After reading Dry I went over to Cedar Tavern for a martini I don t normally drink martinis, but according to Augusten Burroughs, the famous Cedar Tavern on University Place in Manhattan serves huge ones enormous great bowls of vodka soup so you get the most of what you pay for But as it turned out their martinis are actually rather small, the opposite of Burroughs claim And the bartender on the second floor told me that the martinis have been the same size for at least five years since he began [...]

    2. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      What do Haruki Murakami born 1949 and Augusten Burroughs born 1965 have in common Nothing except they both love to drink and they both write stories, novels and memoirs Everything else about their lives is full of contrasts Murakami is a Japanese while Burroughs is an American Murakami interweaves non human fantasy in his human characters Burroughs characters are human but they seem to be fantasy Murakami is straight and very conservative while Burroughs is a flamboyant gay You know that what yo [...]

    3. Fabian on said:

      Dry This book I read the next day couldn t put it down.The memoir follows Augusten in his success as a mid 20s creative advertiser, which seems like the most appropriate job between Burrough s self confessed childhood ideal jobs of hairdresser writer in Running w Scissors.This one has a different flavor altogether, kind of like the Truffaut series of Antoine Doinel films Eccentricity reigned supreme with the bunch of freaks in Running w Scissors Dry finds misfits in Manhattan Here, the psycholo [...]

    4. maricar on said:

      Sharp, candid, and surprisingly poignantThe fact that I finished this book in one day probably indicates that I enjoyed it Indeed, the only novels that I recall where I truly laughed my head off were from chick lits, trivial as that may sound But, really, Burroughs has managed to be disarmingly droll while being frightfully honest and self deprecating I can t attest if that s from being gay, the result of coming from a dysfunctional family, or perhaps from working in advertising in New York, no [...]

    5. Marcellina on said:

      I got to be Augusten Burrough s escort when he spoke at the Texas Book Festival a few years ago, and he was very soft spoken, low key and ordinary looking He spoke to a very large, adoring crowd in the senate chambers, and then signed books for quite a long time to an equally adoring snaking line of fans He was very sweet and humble He also bolted out of there as quickly as he could, and asked to be taken directly to his hotel, although my friend Kelly and I managed to drive him around Austin a [...]

    6. Carmen on said:

      This book is funny It s funny and it s true and it s real.I laugh and crack up about what Burroughs is saying, even though he is a mean funny I say a mean funny because he really rips into other people and judges them Of course, he does the same thing to himself, but I can t help feeling a little guilty about enjoying this book so much Sometimes he ll be saying something and I ll be laughing and then I ll think, Should I really be laughing at this Believe me, it s nothing too offensive or disgus [...]

    7. Kelsey on said:

      You were spectacular, Hayden tells me afterwards How so You were so honest and substantive Just no bullshit, he says, slapping me on the back Really I seemed normal I ask Of course You were great What a relief I had no idea what I was saying I was actually thinking about how my chest hair is growing back after having shaved it all off Hayden turns sharply, What Well, I thought maybe of bleaching it for the summer But then I thought how awful it would be to have roots Chest hair roots That would [...]

    8. peg on said:

      What can be said about Augusten Burroughs He is an amusing mess If half of the information in his memoirs is true, I will give him five stars for his survival skills If his memoirs are later discovered to be false,I will give him five stars for creativity and fantastic story telling.I can t put this book down.I haven t read their books, but it seems that his mother and brother are capitalizing on family dysfunction as well They all make me feel extremely boring and sane.

    9. britt_brooke on said:

      The fact is I m not like other people, I m like other alcoholics This was an audio reread of a book I read in print in 2008 This has long been one of my favorite memoirs and will remain so Augusten is a decent narrator except, when speaking as Foster, he sounds like Forrest Gump than just a guy with a southern accent Being from the south myself, that threw me off a little.

    10. Jodi Goldbeck on said:

      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 than seems humanly possible After years of alcoholism, Augusten checks himself into an in patient rehab center and begins a life he s never really knownber.This man is a great writer His detailed descriptions of people, places and feelings are so well written I was entranced by his [...]

    11. Alexa on said:

      THE break up book While it may seem that Burroughs s story about his struggle with addiction and sobriety would have little to do with the average twenty something s experience muddling through a break up, I have found no better book to read in the wake of a disasterous relationship.For example, once he s sober and out of rehab, Burroughs begins counting days He keeps track of how many days he goes without dringking, and must to keep counting until he hits the 90 day mark, after which the coutni [...]

    12. Katie on said:

      By far my favorite Burroughs novel This one isn t for the weak of heart, its not the same light feel as some of his other books This book digs deep and leaves you feeling his hopelessness Dry is all at once inspirational, depressing, exciting, and frustrating Immediately after reading his honest and darkly beautiful memoir it immediately made it on my favorite books list Burrough s has become a favorite of mine for his seemingly effortless managment of language He is honest, funny and accessible [...]

    13. Malbadeen on said:

      Mid March Dear Book Cover, I love you and I m sorry it had to end this way Remember when we first met Remember how I tried to overlook you again and again but finally I broke down and pulled you off the shelf and you asked me to touch you, so I did I spread my fingers and placed my palm flat across you And then remember how I used my fingers to push up the palm and drug just my finger tips from the top to the bottom and of course, the inevitable the quick pull to the cheeck The glances from side [...]

    14. Mikayla on said:

      Okay, I didn t finish this one I got about halfway through and had to put it down because I reached my maximum amount of frustrated sighs per book 20.I have several problems with this book First of all, it says on the cover that it is a memoir, but Burroughs takes way too much license with dialogue and description Although he states several times that he has always kept a journal, many of the details either have to be or better be made up Here s an example of a detail he recalled that I really h [...]

    15. KatieMc on said:

      Thank goodness the author acknowledged the criminal behavior of those who were supposed to be responsible adults, but who placed him in situations that no child or even young adult should have faced In other words, he doesn t simply laugh off his unorthodox upbringing, he acknowledges the fact that the responsible adults got it wrong Still, he doesn t wallow in it, and regardless of the back story, this is a tale of addiction, recovery and lots of what happens in between Dry takes a slightly nov [...]

    16. Cher on said:

      3.5 stars It was really good.Great insight into the mind of an addict and the writing has me wanting to pick up his other memoirs really enjoy his narrative style Not recommended however for those with delicate sensibilities Favorite Quote When you have your health, you have everything First Sentence Sometimes when you work in advertising, you ll get a product that is really garbage, and you have to make it seem fantastic, something that is essential to the continued quality of life.

    17. EricaReynolds on said:

      Why are we all so obsessed with the alcoholic memoir I read this quick read for book group in under three hours which was about all the time it deserved The literary tradition of great intoxicated writers may fascinate those who never studied Beatnik literature or Hemingway in school 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 [...]

    18. Carrie on said:

      Apparently, I am drawn to books written by gay men I ve never read any of Burroughs work before, but own a copy of Running with Scissors that looked good from the dust jacket summary 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 That person criticizing me never has any fun, What else am I supposed to do in my 20 s and my favorite, I hate people who don t drink For the record, I am NOT an alcoholic But if [...]

    19. Eva on said:

      Brilliant, esp if you have a dark, inappropriate sense of humor A memoir of a gay ad man struggling with alcoholism.Some kindle quotes He tells me how once he the author s undertaker friend had a female body with a decapitated head and the family insisted on an open casket service Can you imagine So he broke a broomstick in half and jammed it down through the neck and into the meat of the torso Then he stuck the head on the other end of the stick and kind of pushed location 189I was awake by six [...]

    20. Matt on said:

      Continuing the memoir trilogy, Augusten Burroughs takes the reader through his struggles with addiction as a young man Living in New York City, Burroughs is busy with an advertising firm, making six figures, and having little to rein him in He recounts how his drinking got in the way of his job, where he would turn up randomly reeking of alcohol After embarrassing himself and the firm on numerous occasions, Burroughs is offered a choice go into rehabilitation or lose the job Struggling to come t [...]

    21. Kendra Parker on said:

      I ve read this book twice Once almost a decade ago To me then, it what a very good book but I did not have the connection to the story then that I do now.Since the first time I read the book, I dated an alcoholic who in retrospect seemed to suck everything out of our relationship like they sucked every ounce of liquor from the bottle.This book went from being interesting and hilarious in turns to being exactly what I needed I actually read this book while still in that relationship and it than [...]

    22. Stephanie on said:

      Dry is Augusten Burrough s follow up to Running with Scissors Thank God I read this one first, or I woukd have never purchased another The book chronicles Burrough s journey from successful ad exec to alcoholic _ in often funny, yet also touching ways He goes to rehab early in the book, where he actually believes the program will teach him how to drink responsibly And that it has nothing to do with stopping drinking altogether One thing that never occurred to me is covered in the book a reason I [...]

    23. Lisa Filipczak on said:

      I loved this book A family member recommended it to me and I thanked her for doing so This is the story of Augusten Borroughs s journey to overcome his addiction to alcohol He is an advertising copywriter and it s clear he knows how to tell a compelling story I loved the nuances and descriptors in his stories I d recommend it even if one is not going through recovery.

    24. T.B. Markinson on said:

      This is a difficult, but worthwhile read I admired the author s ability to share so openly about his addiction Most of the time I didn t like him, yet I couldn t put the book down.

    25. Erika Batey on said:

      Brutally honest Makes you want to close your eyes and run from the room but you keep reading.

    26. Tom on said:

      Dry is Augusten Burroughs autobiographical account about his life as a drunk while working in advertising in New York City For the most part, it s a compelling, madcap read, but by the last few chapters, I was starting to tire of his ups and downs He does have many humorous passages about his time in rehab, probably the most interesting part of the book But he tends to be murky and vague when writing about his gay love life The image that comes through is a young guy seeking quick gratification [...]

    27. Victoria on said:

      This is the second Burroughs book I ve read, and again, I find his writing not necessarily beautiful and poetic, or quotable and elegant, but incredibly engaging and real, and he makes me smile at how honest he is when he tells us something awful and personal about himself, I m taken aback and almost embarrassed at first, then a little embarrassed because I realize I do it too or at least do something similar and equally kind of disgusting and embarrassing, and then smile at his ability to tell [...]

    28. Randolph Carter on said:

      You can always tell when a real alcoholic writes about alcoholism A lot of writers that just drink a lot or have an alcoholic friend think they can write about it They can t They can fake it with people who drink a lot or with people that aren t alcoholics Augusten Burroughs is a real alcoholic and he writes about it He writes well about it, but he doesn t know what book he is writing The first 100 pages are hilarious Then the book turns dead serious for 200 pages, well not dead serious, but not [...]

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