And also occasionally quite funny. This is a great memoir as it really chronicles the side of addiction that comes after the party ends. It should be required listening for all teens and 20-somethings.
Great! Entertaining. Insightful. Wonderful narration. Can't wait to listen to more Augusten books. I consumed Scissors via the movie and did not particularly enjoy it. So happy I stumbled across Augusten once more and this time in this much more enjoyable format!
I agree with all of the reviewers before me. Augusten Burroughs has written another, really interesting and intelligent story about his life. It is one of those types of stories that you learn alot from, and are sad when it ends. Can't say that about alot of books. I think the fact that he reads them makes the stories even more personal. I highly recommend "Running With Scissors", this book "Dry", and "Possible Side Effects". If anything you will finish the books and have a slightly altered outlook on existence.
Spouse of a 120 day recovered alcoholic, this book helped me try and understand. Couldn't put it down. Very humorous in parts.
When I read "Running With Scissors", same author, I found myself laughing and then horrified when I kept remembering this was a real story.
With Dry I felt this compassion, as a fellow addict/alcoholic, with Augustens struggles. His honestly is well noted repeatedly.
The toughest part of the book is seeing him know what AA is and where it is and yet there he stands, like a caged animal with the key in his hand suffering and screaming to get out.
I hate for him how much he had to lose while he kept himself there and hope by now he has used that key and is living in the Light.
I always love when authors narrate their own novels. Augusten sounds exactly as I thought he would and hearing this novel in his own portrayal was perfect. I've read the novel before, but have since had personal experience with someone who has a substance abuse problem, and it really hit home for me. Definitely a do-over. Thank you for your work Augusten.
Drama, Love and Sadness
I liked Foster best I think :)
No specific scene in particular.
The hospital visits
I liked he honesty and guts that Augusten took to write this about himself. I think it could hit home with millions of people.
Augusten of course it takes in my opinion a lot to let the world know all about yourself. Some good and usually, mostly bad.
It would have to be Hayden, he reminds me of a friend. I did like Pighead but felt his character wasn't given enough explanation.
Most definitely and did!
My favorite reads are always memoirs, I love the way people have what it takes to put it all out there for everyone to see good and bad. And most memoirs usually have more bad than good.
I liked the insight to the recovery process. I didn't like the romance side of the story.