Sunday, August 20, 2006

Short order cook

I'm back from a week's vacation in Pointe Clark, Ontario where we spent the week doing nothing but reading books and drinking wine - and I would go back in a second. I don't think there is such a thing as a bad vacation. Maybe if you got that bug on a cruise ship that makes you shit yourself, that would be a bad vacation - but then again - the cruise line would either refund your money or give you a voucher for another crusie (a bacteria free cruise hopefully), and in the end - it would work out in your favour. Hell, you'd probably loose a couple pounds too - so where do you go wrong?

Let me get back to the topic. I read the LOST tie-in book "Bad Twin" and Augusten Burroughs '"Dry" - a memoir about going through rehab (which is always odd to read as you down a margarita). "Bad Twin" was actually really good for what it was. I wasn't expecting much - but it delivered suspense and gave some clues to LOST - awesome, because I'm a LOST fanatic.

"Dry" is another great book by Augusten Burroughs - the authoer of "Running With Scissors". The guys has had a seriously fucked up life, and of course that makes for interesting reading. In this memoir, he recounts his days working at a New York ad agency and being forced into rehab by his work partner. Unlike A&E's "Intervention", which really just go for shock value of the intervention - this book really shows what's going on in his mind as the weeks of rehab go by and he begins to change his lifestyle in order to keep sober. Totally great read - go pick it up.

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