Archive for Augusten Burroughs

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, 99 Bottles of Beer…

Posted in writers with tags , , , , , , , on May 9, 2010 by Editors

Feeling lousy about your writing career? Things could always be worse. Consider, for instance, this list of 47 famous literary alcoholics and addicts, most of whom died a nasty, brutish death.

Life compiled the list and somehow overlooked most of my favorite authors, including Raymond Carver, Augusten Burroughs, and Mary Karr.

What the hell? No wonder Life died out.

I found the link to Life on Midge Raymond’s blog.


Augusten Burroughs’ Dry: In Pictures

Posted in writers with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by Editors

Dry is Augusten Burroughs’ recovery memoir, but it reads more like a love story. I really enjoyed it. If you haven’t read it, you really should.

If you have read it, you’ll enjoy this: a set of pictures from Augusten’s flickr page that covers the Dry period in Burroughs’ life. I found it oddly spooky to see pictures of Augusten and Pighead, knowing so much about them, but not really knowing them at all.

Here is what Burroughs has to say about the pictures:

These represent a tiny fraction of the photographs I took during my twenties and early thirties in Manhattan and LA. Mostly, I documented the streets near my apartment(s) and my life with Pighead (George).

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