The Gilded Razor

The Gilded Razor As Featured In People Magazine, Vanity Fair, And On Entertainment Weekly S Must List 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 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 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. An amazing addiction memoir I related to this so much since I got sober at the same age Check out my full review on my booktube channel This memoir isn t as fascinating and brutally hilarious as Running with Scissors or as lyrically poetic as Mary Karr, but it is compulsively readable and a good first effort for a young writer.I applaud Lansky for completely shedding any sort of ego to honestly tell his story It s not easy to tell the world exactly how you were when you were 17 years old Teenagers by nature are obnoxious and self centered and I wouldn t want to write about what I said and did at that age But he fully commits This memoir isn t as fascinating and brutally hilarious as Running with Scissors or as lyrically poetic as Mary Karr, but it is compulsively readable and a good first effort for a young writer.I applaud Lansky for completely shedding any sort of ego to honestly tell his story It s not easy to tell the world exactly how you were when you were 17 years old Teenagers by nature are obnoxious and self centered and I wouldn t want to write about what I said and did at that age But he fully commits to tell how he behaved and what his situation was that led to his addictions and recovery I felt as if I was on this journey with him, and it was heartbreaking at times And while he does end up taking full responsibility for his actions, I do feel a lot of the blame for his issues should be assigned to his parents What father leaves a noticeably troubled 17 year old boy unattended, ignored, and virtually alone in NYC This was a crazy, fu
Rich white kid does drugs and has lots of sex, then goes to rehab How fresh What a crucial new voice Competent on a sentence to sentence basis, otherwise completely unnecessary And that pompous prologue that
A trite monotonous memoir Sex, drugs, alcohol then drugs, sex andalcohol, then drugs alcohol and sex He writes well but not worth reading. Maybe he saw in me the same sickness that I saw in myself it was hard to miss but the exquisite agony of that rejection was paralytic, reinforcing some privately held belief that I was fundamentally damaged or defective True intimacy was a distant point on the horizon, too evanescent to count on 287 I apologize if this review will seem to some of you too subjective to be taken seriously, yet, as I kept reading Sam Lansky s memoir I had the feeling I could fully sympathize with the narrat Maybe he saw in me the same sickness that I saw in myself it was hard to miss but the exquisite agony of that rejection was paralytic, reinforcing some privately held belief that I was fundamentally damaged or defective True intimacy was a distant point on the horizon, too evanescent to count on 287 I apologize if this review will seem to some of you too subjective to be taken seriously, yet, as I kept reading Sam Lansky s memoir I had the feeling I could fully sympathize with the narrator, albeit I ve had no experience with addiction I have struggled w
An astonishing and powerfully written LGBT coming of age story, also about the intense spiral of addiction and how Sam Lansky s life veered so quickly out of control in The Gilded Razor A Memoir.In Portland, Oregon Sam s parents announced their intentions to divorce, initially he seemed to take this in stride until his mother, a therapist, went on a dream quest to unlock her spirituality, naming his father as the most emotionally sexually repressed person she d ever met While his father An astonishing and powerfully written LGBT coming of age story, also about the intense spiral of addiction and how Sam Lansky s life veered so quickly out of control in The Gilded Razor A Memoir.In Portland, Oregon Sam s parents announced their intentions to divorce, initially he seemed to take this in stride until his mother, a therapist, went on a dream quest to unlock her spirituality, naming his father as the most emotionally sexually repressed person she d ever met While his father promptly relocated to NYC, enjoying newfound freedom and bachelorhood Sam observed They were too distracted to parent a child as precocious and strong willed as I was, and I had grown skilled at manipulating them into overlooking obvious red flags Joining his father in Manhattan,
Lansyky is a very talented writer and this is a powerful, honest and brave story, that I recommend if you appreciate difficult memoirs I do hope his next book focuses on something other than himself as too much self p
3.5 stars This memoir focused on addiction which is not something I ve ever dealt with, so I found it somewhat educating Overall, I wouldn t say this book was special to me as I didn t connect with Sam and his story, although I wish he had elaboratedon his life after treatment On a side note, I w
Very rarely do I have to force myself to finish a book, unfortunately that s what happened here I was truly intrigued by this book I find addiction fascinating as an outsider, but also as a child on an addict The reviews seemed promising, which only made meexcited.This memoir, while beautifully written, was boring, repetitive beyond measure, and I felt like no story was fully told from start to finish There was no fluidity and jumping around from one half finished story to another was Very rarely do I have to force myself to finish a book, unfortunately that s what happened here I was truly intrigued by this book I find addiction fascinating as an outsider, but also as a child on an addict The reviews seemed promising, which only made meexcited.This memoir, while beautifully written, was boring, repetitive beyond measure, and I felt like no story was fully told from start to finish There was no fluidity and jumping around from one half finished story to another was confusing I found myself being annoyed almost the entire time because of the victim woe is me point of view I understand that s how he felt, but as a third party, it made me sick watching how he treated everyone in his life a
Well written, gritty memoir about a young man s addiction As a reader, your heart feels deeply for the kid we meet at the beginning of the book, who is already well on his way to disaster He is so filled with shame for things not of his doing it almost cannibalizes him You get the sense that part of the reason he takes so many drugs and sleeps with countless wretches is because he actually feeds off the shameas if he thinks that s the way he s supposed to feel Oh my heart broke for hi Well written, gritty memoir about a young man s addiction As a reader, your heart feels deeply for the kid we meet at the beginning of the book, who is already well on his way to disaster He is so filled with shame for things not of his doing it almost cannibalizes him You get the sense that part of the reason he takes so many drugs and sleeps with countless wretches is because he actually feeds off the shameas if he thinks that s the

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Gilded Razor
  • Sam Lansky
  • 02 August 2019
  • 1476776148