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050 00 HV5293.B75|bA3 2015
082 00 362.292092|aB|223
100 1 Brickhouse, Jamie,|eauthor.
245 10 Dangerous when wet :|ba memoir /|cJamie Brickhouse.
250 First edition
264 1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c2015.
300 xi, 271 pages ;|c25 cm
520 ""Whoever said you can't get sober for someone else never
met my mother, Mama Jean. When I came to in a Manhattan
emergency room after an overdose to the news that she was
on her way from Texas, I panicked. She was the last person
I wanted to see on that dark September morning, but the
person I needed the most." So begins this astonishing
memoir--by turns both darkly comic and deeply poignant--
about this native Texan's long struggle with alcohol, his
complicated relationship with Mama Jean, and his
sexuality. From the age of five all Brickhouse wanted was
to be at a party with a drink in one hand and a cigarette
in the other and all Mama Jean wanted was to keep him at
that age, her Jamie doll forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor
with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose,
always camera-ready and flamboyantly outspoken, Mama Jean
haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went
or how deep in booze he swam. Brickhouse's journey takes
him from Texas to a high-profile career in book publishing
amid New York's glamorous drinking life to his near-fatal
descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into
rehab and he ultimately begins to dig out of the hole he'd
found himself in, he almost misses his chance to prove
that he loves her as much as she loves him. Bitingly funny,
raw, and insightful, Dangerous When Wet is the
unforgettable story of a unique relationship between a son
and his mother"--|cProvided by publisher.
600 10 Brickhouse, Jamie.
650 0 Alcoholics|zUnited States|vBiography.
650 0 Alcoholics|xFamily relationships|zUnited States.