Dry Topics for Discussion

Augusten Burroughs
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How does Augusten's job and lifestyle contribute to his drinking? Why is he unable to see he has a problem, although it is evident to those around him?

Augusten mentions several reasons that may be the cause of his drinking, including his upbringing, the abuse he suffered as a teenager, and his alcoholic father. How does he show how each of these affect his mental state? What is the hardest reason for him to deal with? Why?

Describe Augusten's relationship with Pighead. Although he says he no longer loves Pighead, is this true? Why or why not? Why does Augusten seem to be hesitant to be around Pighead, even though he's his best friend?

How does Greer benefit from Augusten's therapy? What issues does she have that prevent her from living a normal life? Why do she and Augusten get along so well and...

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