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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Not recommended however for those with delicate sensibilities. What follows is a memoir that’s as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is real. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Return to Book Page.

Continuing the memoir trilogy, Augusten Burroughs takes the reader through his struggles with addiction as a young man. After mounting episodes of personal irresponsibility force his colleagues to hold an augusteen intervention, he is whisked away to the Proud Institute in Duluth, Minnesota, where he undergoes a recovery regimen tailored to the needs of homosexuals.

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

Dry takes a slightly 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.


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Want to Read saving…. My favorite part is when Burroughs was out in a gay bar and he said to augksten Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: First off, 30 days of rehab no longer sounds like fun. I tried reading 2 other books by different authors but I can’t even get through the first paragraph. See all reviews.

DRY: A Memoir

Dry By Augusten Burroughs St. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Is he trying to sound aristocratic? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. On my list of priorities auggusten life, Greer is at the bottom along with vacuum cleaner bags and my career.

Finally, I look at Greer. It’s a story about a time in the author’s advertising career, and his time in rehab for alcoholism. But spurned by a compulsion he did not understand, Burroughs began to write a Augusten Burroughs born Christopher Robison, son of poet and writer Margaret Robison and younger brother of John Elder Robison.


Do a little research and discover the writer Augusten Burroughs as a liar on many levels. Aug 05, peg rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you have ever not understood the mentality of an addict, this story gets you in his head during his times of drinking and going dry and helps you understand exactly how he feels.

I can’t put this book down. 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 less.

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. After three “no shits”!

This book digs deep and leaves you feeling his hopelessness.