Jamie Brickhouse Book Signing

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Jamie Brickhouse Book Signing
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WHO: Jamie Brickhouse
WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Georgia Perimeter College--Dunwoody Campus


Whoever said you can't get sober for someone else never met my mother, Mama Jean. So begins this astonishing book, DANGEROUS WHEN WET: A MEMOIR by native Texan Jamie Brickhouse. By turns both darkly comic and deeply poignant, this book is a bitingly funny, raw, and insightful recounting of Brickhouse’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. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, Mama Jean haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went or how deep in booze he swam.

“As a blackout drinker and a 'serial fornicator,' Jamie Brickhouse was guided by two interrogative mantras: 'Sure. Why not?' and, courtesy of singer Peggy Lee, 'Is that all there is?' But DANGEROUS WHEN WET is far more than a witty chronicle of gin-soaked debauchery. It is, more importantly, a poignant, hilarious, and sharply observed story of a gay man's exchange of self-destruction and self-loathing for wisdom and a mature understanding of love. Move over, Augusten Burroughs. You've got company.”
--Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of WE ARE WATER

Jamie Brickhouse has been published in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Lambda Literary Review, The Fix, Addiction/Recovery eBulletin, and the Latin American travel magazine Travesía. He is also a guest blogger for the Huffington Post. Brickhouse spent over two decades in the publishing industry, most recently at two major houses as head of their publicity and lecture divisions. He has also performed stand-up comedy and recorded voice-overs for the legendary cartoon TV show, Beavis and Butthead. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Brickhouse lives in Manhattan with his partner, Michael.

If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like a signed copy of Dangerous When Wet, please click the link below.
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By: A Cappella Books