Dry by Augusten Burroughs

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Read Dry Online Free - 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 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.

Title : Dry
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ISBN : 0312423799
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 293 pages


Mark rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 03, 2008

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...

K.D. rated it ★★★☆☆

January 29, 2012

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 int...

Fabian rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

"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 on...

maricar rated it ★★★★★

June 16, 2008

Sharp, candid, and surprisingly poignant... The 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 disarmin...

Elyse rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2016


Marcellina rated it ★★★★☆

October 08, 2007

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 lin...

Carmen rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2016

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 l...

Kelsey rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2007

"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 c...

peg rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2012

What more 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...

britt_brooke rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

"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 more like Forrest Gump than ju...

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