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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Showing of reviews. The true test transpires when he’s released, sent back to New York City armed with a small dose of program and the requirement to attend an outpatient facility for six months. My experience with alcoholics is that they believe no one knows they stand before the rest of us inebriated. Amazon Auguxten Fun stories for kids on the go.

Whatever Librium was in my system burroughs already been metabolized by my urban liver. Instead you spend lots of time in the recovery process. Aug 05, peg rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’d recommend it even if one is not going through recovery.


But this one, Dry is not hysterical and very subdued. Which means at least once, he has thought about me outside of Group.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Head wounds are so dramatic. 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?

He is an amusing mess! I feel as if I know Auguesten and I truly wish him a wonderful life. She has been a great help as I realise my need to deal with some of the blurry portions of my past to develop stronger and more solid bonds to the present, as I peer into what the future has in store.


After three “no shits”! Social Policy for Children and Families: Told in the first person, Burroughs takes us down a burroughe and harrowing path recounting his life as a strung-out, well-paid ad executive who is forced to accept treatment for his drinking problem or lose his job.

Nov 20, KatieMc rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. It is currently in development as a feature film.

MPR: Truth vs. Fiction in Augusten Burroughs’ memoir, “Dry”

I was genuinely xry about him at some points, yelling at my book “Don’t do it, Augusten! Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a higher power. I really enjoyed reading this book. And these are only some of the qualities of the narrator alone.

If anything, Dry is even more compelling than Burroughs’ first outing. 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 burruoghs a break up, I have found no better book to read in the wake drry a disasterous relationship. It was heartbreaking and funny, although I suppose the progression of the author’s alcoholism from denial to acceptance to sobriety to relapse and back again was exactly the formula I expected.

View Full Version of PW. The blond chest hair might look good and natural like I go to the Hamptons on the weekends. It was as dty I had taken a job in Antwerp: All the rest are the same.


There is no worse taste in the mouth than chocolate and cigarettes. This kind of story can be grim but Burroughs tells his tale with humor Burroughs will always be, for me, the man who I ubrroughs reading his funny observations but who I’d never want to be friends with in real life.

The 70 Best Albums of He is honest, funny and accessible. This book was phenomenal. If you are an addict of any kind and you do not feel like you have a good grip on your sobriety yet, I am warning you that this book can be triggering. Alas, he also meets a fellow recovering addict named Gurroughs, who entices him back into addictive behavior.

DRY by Augusten Burroughs | Kirkus Reviews

By turns touching and hysterical, I would highly recommend this book. But slowly he starts to realize how much he needs help a new, hot guy at AA doesn’t hurt, either. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The book was adapted 4. Not to mention, it makes you feel better to know that his life during this period is way worse than anything that you’re going through.

I suppose that if this sounds interesting to you, and you like his style, that you will also enjoy reading: Just no bullshit,” he says, slapping me on the back.

This is a difficult, but worthwhile read.