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Dry A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

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May 10th, 2014
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As alcoholism memoirs go, you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't pick up

Dry A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

As memoirs go, this is a great one and you don't have to be an alcoholic, addict or in recovery to love it and enjoy it.  However, if you are in any of these classes, the chances of you enjoying it even more and being touched on an entirely different level are compounded.   Written after his successful "Running With Scissors", 2002 that details more of his childhood, Dry picks up the story as the author is in 20's.  As a very successful gay advertising executive in Manhattan, Burroughs has a lot going for him aside from the fact that he is a fall down drunk and his personal life is a complete disaster.  His colleagues stage an intervention and off he goes to rehab.

There is plenty of meat here for the "recovery" and life after rehab, as Burroughs return to Manhattan and tries to resume his life sans alcohol.  He does go to AA and there are plenty of funny stories about this and the people he meets.  He also goes back to work and is assigned a German beer ad campaign because "beer isn't alcohol" as a co-worker puts it.   Of course there is also the relationship between Burroughs and Pighead that enables to learn even more about the author as he continues to learn a lot about himself.  This is both a very deep and very funny book as the writer is incredibly witty and I like that style of writing and personality.

If you are looking for some great alcoholism memoirs to add to your library and haven't read Dry A Memoir yet, it's a must read. You can find it here:

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