Dry: A Memoir

Dry: A Memoir Author Augusten Burroughs
ISBN-10 125003440X
ISBN-13 9781250034403
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Picador
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The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestselling book that has sold over half a million copies in paperback I was addicted to Bewitched as a kid I worshipped Darren Stevens the First When he d come home from work and Samantha would say Darren would you like me to fix you a drink He d always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say Better make it a double from Chapter Two 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 twentysomething 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 lands in rehab where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr are immediately dashed by 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 lifeand live it sober What follows is a memoir that s as moving as it is funny as heartbreaking as it is true Dry is the story of love loss and Starbucks as a Higher Power

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