Dry: A Memoir
In this much-anticipated follow-up to the best-selling memoir Running with Scissors, Burroughs tells the rest of his controversial story. As a successful 20-something ad writer in New York, Burroughs flourishes financially, but there's no denying his addiction to alcohol (1,452 beer bottles fill his apartment at one point), and when his co-workers stage an intervention, he agrees to check into the Proud Institute, a gay rehab center in Minnesota. What follows is the story of Burroughs' attempt to clean up his life, and deal with his addiction, one day at a time. His romance with a crack addict, as well as the pressures of everyday life, lead him into temptation. Burroughs' narrative is full of humor, honesty and wit qualities readers have come to expect from this sensational young author. A reading group guide is available in print and online at www.picadorusa.com.