by Augusten Burroughs
Memoir of guy in his 20s who works in New York in advertising and is told by his employer to go to rehab for his drinking problem.
The first time I was introduced to Augusten Burroughs was through his book Running With Scissors. That's when I fell in love. Well not with him, because he's gay, but with his writing and wit, his sarcasm and self-deprecation. He really made me laugh. I wanted more of him (of his books, I mean), so I read A Wolf at the Table, which is a memoir about his relationship with his father. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Running With Scissors.
Dry is about the author getting, well, dry, going to rehab for alcoholism. Like most alcoholics, he didn't think he had a problem, but his employer forced him to go. It was that or lose his job.
The book follows his life of going to rehab, falling in love with a guy at the gay rehab facility, relapsing and being hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, and the death of a close friend. As is typical of Burroughs, he somehow finds humor in all of this.
While I enjoyed the book, and still love him, I didn't like it as much as I liked Running With Scissors. If you haven't read one of his books yet, and want to, and SHOULD, read that one.
Do I Recommend?
I didn't love it; let's just leave it at that.