Monday, August 1, 2005

Just finished this book

Hi guys. Just finished reading "Dry" by Augusten Burroughs. He is the same author who wrote "Running With Scissors," about his bizarre and horrid childhood after his mother gave him away to his loony psychiatrist. "RWS" was a good book but freaked me out a bit.

"Dry" was amazing. It is not much of a surprise that Burroughs turned out to be an alcoholic after spending his childhood with a psychiatrist, a pedophile and a pile of pill-popping pseudo-siblings."Dry" chronicles his life as a gay, alcoholic advertising executive in New York City. There is a sense of dark humor to his writings reminiscent of David Sedaris.

"Dry" is about Burroughs stay in rehab and his struggle to stay sober and to keep his advertising job. The chapters about pitching a campaign for a German beer company are just brilliant.

Random Reality give this book 4 stars out of 5 :)

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