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  • Hachette Australia

Biography: general, Biography: business & industry, Prose: non-fiction

From the author of the runaway New York Times bestseller RUNNING WITH SCISSORS comes its sequel, a hilarious, dark and twisted memoir of young adulthood.

Young, good-looking and raking in the cash as a successful advertising executive, Augusten has everything going for him...except for his drinking.

DRY is his hilarious and moving account of coming off the booze and attempting to live his drunken life sober. It's also a story of love, loss and Starbucks as a higher power.

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Praise for Dry

  • If anything Dry is even more compelling than Burroughs first outing... - Time Australia

  • Burroughs is a writer who lures you in and keeps you in his thrall - Sunday Telegraph

  • Very funny, sad, poignant and absolutely original - Daily Telegraph

  • Burroughs writes brilliantly with an effortless energy, wit and honesty - Sydney Morning Herald

  • Burroughs gift is for being both comic and poignant - Adelaide Advertiser

  • a stylish memoir about a messy life - Who Weekly

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Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs has been an advertising copywriter since the age of 19. Augusten's father is the head of the Philosophy Department at University of Massachusetts. He describes his mother as a 'mad lesbian poet of the Anne Sexton generation.' Burroughs never completed any formal education after the third grade. He's held jobs as a dog trainer and a candy-store clerk (fired for stealing) and failed as a male model. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling Running with Scissors and Sellevision. He lives in New York City.

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