The Gilded Razor

The Gilded Razor

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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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 chaos--until 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 ).
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
Edition: First Gallery Books paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781476776156
1476776156
Branch Call Number: 362.2909 Lansk
Characteristics: 308 pages

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brooklynheart5
Jun 02, 2016

Wow, this book was full on! I was alittle ataken back with some part of the 'explicit' parts. How Sam even survived astounds me. Good read though.

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