By Augusten Burroughs
The 10th Anniversary variation of the recent York instances bestselling booklet that has offered over part one million copies in paperback.
"I was once hooked on "Bewitched" as a child. I worshipped Darren Stevens the 1st. while he'd come domestic from paintings and Samantha could say, ‘Darren, do you want me to mend you a drink?' He'd regularly leisure his briefcase at the desk lower than the replicate within the lobby, wipe his brow with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, ‘Better make it a double.'" (from bankruptcy Two)
You won't realize it, yet you have got met Augusten Burroughs. you will have noticeable him in the street, in bars, at the subway, at eating places: a twentysomething man, great swimsuit, works in advertisements. commonplace. traditional. but if the normal individual had beverages, Augusten was once circling the drain by way of having twelve; while the normal individual went domestic in the dead of night, Augusten by no means went domestic in any respect. Loud, distracting ties, computerized wake-up calls and cologne at the tongue may possibly in basic terms cover lots for therefore lengthy. on the request (well, it wasn't fairly a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, the place his goals of workforce treatment with Robert Downey Jr. are instantly dashed by way of grim fact of fluorescent lighting fixtures and paper sanatorium slippers. but if Augusten is pressured to envision himself, whatever really starts off to click on and that is whilst he unearths himself within the worst difficulty of all. simply because whilst his thirty days are up, he has to come back to his related drunken new york life―and reside it sober. What follows is a memoir that is as relocating because it is humorous, as heartbreaking because it is right. Dry is the tale of affection, loss, and Starbucks as a better Power.