The Gilded Razor: A Memoir

By | November 7, 2019
The Gilded Razor: A Memoir Author Sam Lansky
ISBN-10 1476776156
ISBN-13 9781476776156
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Gallery Books
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Sharply funny and compulsively readable The Gilded Razor is a powerful addition to the literature of active addiction and recovery New York Times bestselling author Bill Clegg from debut author Sam Lansky The Gilded Razor is the true story of a double life that New York Times bestselling author George Hodgman called virtuosic By the age of seventeen Sam Lansky was an all star student with Ivy League aspirations in his final year at an elite New York City prep school But a nasty addiction to prescription pills spiraled rapidly out of control compounded by a string of reckless affairs with older men leaving his bright future in jeopardy After a terrifying overdose he tried to straighten out Yet as he journeyed from the glittering streets of Manhattan to a wilderness boot camp in Utah to a psych ward in New Orleans he only found more opportunities to create chaosuntil finally he began to face himself In the vein of Elizabeth Wurtzel and Augusten Burroughs Lansky scrapes away at his own life as a young addict and exposes profoundly universal anxieties Told with remarkable sensitivity biting humor and unrelenting self awareness The Gilded Razor is a coming of age story of searing honesty and lyricism and one of the best portraits about the implacable power of addiction Susan Cheever bestselling author of Drinking in America

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