Memoir by Augusten Burroughs


Dry is a memoir written by American writer Augusten Burroughs. It describes the author's battle with alcoholism. Dry was written before Running With Scissors, but was published second. Dry reached number 24 on the New York Times Best Seller list for Hardcover Nonfiction.
Although the memoir is based on actual events, the first pages include this author's note: "This memoir is based on my experiences over a ten-year period. Names have been changed, characters combined, and events compressed. Certain episodes are imaginative re-creation, and those episodes are not intended to portray actual events."

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