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Dry - A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs

From the New York Times Bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes the story of one man trying to out-drink his memories, outlast his demons, and outrun his past. "I was addicted to "Bewitched" as a kid. I worshipped Darren Stevens the First. When he'd come home from work and Samantha would say, 'Darren, would you like me to fix you a drink?' He'd always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer, wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, 'Better make it a double.'" (from Chapter Two) 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 twentysomething 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 lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by 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 true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.

From the New York Times Bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes the story of one man trying to out-drink his memories, outlast his demons, and outrun his past. "I was addicted to "Bewitched" as a kid. I worshipped Darren Stevens the First. When he'd come home from work and Samantha would say, 'Darren, would you like me to fix you a drink?' He'd always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer, wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, 'Better make it a double.'" (from Chapter Two) 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 twentysomething 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 lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by 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 true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.
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From the New York Times Bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes the story of one man trying to out-drink his memories, outlast his demons, and outrun his past. "I was addicted to "Bewitched" as a kid. I worshipped Darren Stevens the First. When he'd come home from work and Samantha would say, 'Darren, would you like me to fix you a drink?' He'd always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer, wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, 'Better make it a double.'" (from Chapter Two) 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 twentysomething 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 lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by 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 true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:15


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:16