Going to start this. Plus, on the back cover, Entertainment Weekly named him one of the fifteen most funniest people in America. So here's to many LOL moments.
I love Augustan Burroughs. He is so brutally honest (😉 @Cinfhen ) but also has a great sense of humor. Very self deprecating. This is one of his more serious memoirs, dealing with his alcoholism. #rehab #anglophileapril
DAY 29: Often memoirs shine #theharshestlight on oneself. This memoir of getting sober is one of my favorites. I know Burroughs is a polarizing author, but I love him. He ignited my love for the genre back when I first became a reader.
This, and similar books, resonate because of my dad‘s alcoholism. He‘s 14 or 15 years sober now and I‘m so proud of him. 🧡
📖 Dry (tagged)
📝 David Sedaris
🎬 Despicable Me
🍗 drummies (my husband makes the best!)
This has always been one of my favorite memoirs; Augusten‘s struggle to get sober. My copy has seen better days, but I love this cover.
#MemoirMonday #ReadingResolutions @Jess7
#Wasted #GetMovin @Cinfhen @eanderson
• love the quote so much I‘m thinking of putting it on my skin. which font is more visually appealing to you? images 1 and 2 are very similar •
After reading the first of his books that I was introduced to (Running with Scissors), I was hooked. The way he expresses himself and comes up with witty antidotes for situations that otherwise would make a reader feel awkward; as though you're intruding on a moment that isn't yours to be a part of...he takes that worry away. Full of humor and honesty. I recommend it to everyone!
Just got a nice surprise that the book I ordered delivered about a week early!! Although it's an older book, it's new in for me!!
Plus, I just received my first birthday card (a bit early), but it's handmade and so gorgeous!
"The fact is I'm not like other people, I'm like other alcoholics."
This was an audio #reread of a book I read in print in 2008. This has long been one of my favorite memoirs and will remain so.
Augusten is a decent narrator except, when speaking as Foster, he sounds more like Forrest Gump than just a guy with a southern accent. Being from the south myself, that threw me off a little. ??
That sure sucked, but at least I got in an hour of quality #audio time with Augusten Burroughs talking about getting sober and his struggle with codependence. #reread
I think both the stairclimber and book fit today's prompt. 😆 And I loved this song! It was out when hubby and I first started dating. 💚 #MyOwnWorstEnemy #90sInJuly
I have really mixed feelings about this book. I'd call it a so-so. While, yes, in the end he showed the grittiness of a true lapse into alcoholism and drug addiction, he spent the first 3/4 of the book glorifying that lifestyle and making sobriety look easy. It's a good novel, but ugggghhh it's a tough book and a tough book for me to rate. #LitsyPartyOfOne
Finally getting started on this #memoir that has been sitting on my #TBR shelf for years - I decided to go with the audio version (read by the author), and it's great so far! Lincoln in the Bardo was a little tough to follow on audio. #LitsyPartyOfOne #audiobook
A scary look st the rationalization of substance abuse by the author of Running with Scissors. His honest and matter of fact tone makes his shallow commentary likable. The ending was kinda abrupt, but that's alcoholism for you.
My two favorite memoirs are 2 of my all-time favorite books. I've posted about them both many times. 💛💛 Highly recommend! #funfridayphoto
I understand it's #recommendsday Run, don't walk, to your nearest book supplier and snag all of Burroughs's memoirs. 💗💗
Here are just a few of my #alltimefavoritebooks ? As Neil Gaiman once said "Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose.” My list of all time favorites is much longer than these 5 ? #Augustofpages #photochallenge
Augusten Burroughs continues his life story in this second memoir. Augusten is an alcoholic. A severe alcoholic. When it starts to affect his job, he is sent to rehab where he learns about himself and his illness. His struggles about returning home are sad, hilarious and downright beautiful.