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The Gilded Razor: A Memoir

The Gilded Razor: A Memoir

Author: Sam Lansky
$39.99 (AUD)  inc GST
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Sharply funny and compulsively readable, The Gilded Razor is a dazzling and harrowing memoir from debut author Sam Lansky.

The Gilded Razor is the true story of a double life. By the age of 17, 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 that introduces a powerful new voice to the confessional genre.

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General Fields

  • : 9781476776149
  • : Gallery Books
  • : Gallery Books
  • : January 2016
  • : 21.30 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.80 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Sam Lansky
  • : en
  • : 320