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Dry A Memoir epub ✓ Paperback read ï augusten burroughs ↠ [Reading] ➷ Dry A Memoir ➭ Augusten Burroughs – Insolpro.co.uk 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 adveYou 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 Being a fan of Burroughs after reading Running With Scissors I picked up a copy of this book and was not disappointed In it he shares how he became a copywriter in advertising and how his drinking eventually became very out of control Eventually his work gave him the option of going to rehab or leaving and he chose rehab for 30 days The book is written in his usual funnysarcastic way and there is much to think upon between the covers here It gets uite gritty and real in its look into alcoholism drug use and other hard subjects and I feel it was well writtenFirst published on my WordPress blog

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Spital 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 LOVED IT

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Dry A MemoirHome Dry A Epubat all Loud distracting ties automated wake up calls and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long At the reuest well it wasn't really a reuest 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 ho What do Haruki Murakami born 1949 and Augusten Burroughs born 1965 have in commonNothing 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 interweaves non human fantasy in his human characters Burroughs characters are human but they seem to be fantasy Murakami is straight and very conservative while Burroughs is a flamboyant gay You know that what you are reading is not true when you read Murakami while when you read the memoirs of Burroughs you know that they can be true but deceptively true But the biggest difference for me is that as you read and Murakami books as you get the same ingredient each time you’ll get tired of him Believe me I’ve read 8 of his works and have plan of reading the rest but I am taking a rest My first book of him was Kafka and the Shore and I liked it so much that I read the two other books right away He started with 4 stars and this last book a memoir What We Talk About When We Talk About Running only got 2 stars from meOn the other hand it is exactly the opposite with my Burroughs experience I first read his boyhood memoir Running With Scissors and I gave it a 2 star This was followed by The Wolf At My Table about his relationship with his father and You Better Not Cry 2 stars each But this one Dry is not hysterical and very subdued He is still gay and he goes out and makes out with different men some of them casually but it talks about serious and believable matters like serious alcoholism AIDS and seemingly faithfultranslation than sex escapades gay love affairsMy favorite part is when Burroughs was out in a gay bar and he said to himself this place is full of naked sad lives This struck me as poetic and honest Those gay men in a bar seeking for sex that hopefully turn into love are sad people The music could be bouncy The men could be good looking with gorgeous body They could be rowdy But in the end when they go home to their apartments they can be alone and sad Gay lives excuse me if this is demeaning can be lonelier than straight heterosexual lives Burroughs has two affairs here One of them is Pighead who died of AIDS and the character that made me think that the shrieking gay boy in Running with Scissors is actually a sensitive man who could be lovable and respectable The other lover is the other alcoholic Forster who is so handsome any gay can go crazy about him This character brought the human aspect of the gayness of Burroughs While reading I told myself that the only difference of him being gay to a straight man is that his lover is another man All the rest are the sameMemorable characters that brought out the sensitive logical and probably lovable side of Burroughs The you read his works the you understand who he is He could be exaggerating at times but that’s what they call as poetic license But still I liked this book First time that I actually liked Burroughs So I expect from his next book in my tbr pile Magical ThinkingUnlike Murakami’s books that you get tired of his style as you read his works one after the other