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Dry by Augusten Burroughs
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Jul 25, 07

bookshelves: memoir
Read in June, 2005

THE break-up book. While it may seem that Burroughs's story about his struggle with addiction and sobriety would have little to do with the average twenty-something's experience muddling through a break up, I have found no better book to read in the wake of a disasterous relationship.

For example, once he's sober and out of rehab, Burroughs begins counting days. (He keeps track of how many days he goes without dringking, and must to keep counting until he hits the 90-day mark, after which the coutning becomes optional.) This is a great method to use following a break up. For each day you do not have contact (of any kind!) with the object of your heartahce, you get to count a day. Keep couting until you hit 90. (those first 90 are the hardest.)

Not to mention, it makes you feel better to know that his life during this period is way worse than anything that you're going through. Gives you a little perspective.
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