Young, talented, successful, and drunk: welcome to Augusten's world. That is, until his partner at the ad agency can't cope with covering for him anymore because his drinking is so out of control. When he agrees to go to rehab (it's that or be fired), he's ready to meet Robert Downey Jr. and amass some great stories for his drinking buddy, but he finds the reality quite different.
And then he's out, back in Manhattan with a stressful job surrounded by temptation.
Think of your head as an unsafe neighborhood; don't go there alone, Rae once said.Initially, I wasn't sure how much interest I'd have in reading an alcoholic's struggle-to-get-sober story, but his writing, honesty, and sense of humor pulled me in right away.
His background, I think it's fair to say, is fairly bizarre: I'm looking forward to reading his other memoirs and I can't wait to see the film version of Running With Scissors in October.
My thanks to Voix for turning me onto this book.
One year ago at TTaT: Reading my mind
tags: books, Dry, Augusten+Burroughs