By Augusten Burroughs
You'll no longer realize it, yet you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've obvious him in the street, in bars, at the underground, at eating places: a twenty-something man, great go well with, works in ads. normal. traditional. but if the normal individual had beverages, Augusten had twelve; while the standard individual went domestic in the dark, Augusten by no means went domestic in any respect. on the request (well, it wasn't quite a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, the place his goals of crew treatment with Robert Downey Jr are dashed via the bleak truth of fluorescent lights and paper medical institution slippers. but if Augusten is compelled to ascertain himself, that's while he unearths himself within the worst difficulty of all. simply because whilst his thirty days are up, he has to come back to his comparable drunken lifestyles - and reside it sober.
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