Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother

Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother

Jamie Brickhouse


"A blisteringly humorous, wrenching account of wrestling approach too shut to―and later unfastened from―booze, intercourse and medicine and his lovely, infuriating mom. Bravo!" ―Mary Karr, New York instances bestselling writer of The Liars' Club

"Whoever stated you cannot get sober for somebody else by no means met my mom, Mama Jean. whilst I got here to in a ny emergency room after an overdose to the scoop that she was once on her method from Texas, I panicked. She was once the final individual i wished to determine on that darkish September morning, however the individual i wished the most."

So starts this marvelous memoir―by turns either darkly comedian and deeply poignant―about this local Texan's lengthy fight with alcohol, his advanced dating with Mama Jean, and his sexuality and his sexuality, that's indexed as “Required studying” in Mary Karr’s bestselling The artwork of Memoir and was once a booklet Chase most sensible 10 Nonfiction booklet of 2015.

From the age of 5 all Brickhouse sought after was once to be at a celebration with a drink in a single hand and a cigarette within the different and all Mama Jean sought after was once to maintain him at that age, her Jamie doll endlessly. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the cut up character of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, continuously camera-ready and decoratively outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his complete existence, irrespective of how distant he went or how deep in booze he swam.

Brickhouse's trip takes him from Texas to a high-profile profession in publication publishing amid New York's glamorous ingesting existence to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into rehab and he eventually starts to dig out of the opening he'd discovered himself in, he virtually misses his likelihood to turn out that he loves her up to she loves him. Bitingly humorous, uncooked, and insightful, Dangerous while Wet is the unforgettable tale of a different dating among a son and his mother.

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