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Dry Summary
Augusten Burroughs

Everything you need to understand or teach Dry by Augusten Burroughs.

  • Dry Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Dry Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Dry Summary

Plot Summary

Augusten Burroughs is an advertising executive in New York City. In the nonfiction book "Dry" he details his struggles with alcohol. When he was thirteen, his mother gave custody of him to her psychiatrist. He grew up in a dysfunctional family with no rules and no school. He is able to land an advertising job based on his talent when he is nineteen. He is now twenty-four and living in an apartment in New York. Augusten is frequently hungover at work, and eventually his co-worker Greer complains and he is ordered to rehab. Augusten agrees to go to the Proud Institute, a gay rehab establishment. Augusten tells his best friend, George Stathakis, whom he calls Pighead, that he is going to rehab. Pighead, who is HIV positive, thinks it's a good idea. His friend Jim thinks the idea of going to rehab is funny. At rehab, Augusten stays...

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