The Gilded Razor

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The Gilded Razor

A Memoir

By Sam Lansky

Gallery Books, Hardcover, 9781476776149, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2016

Description
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 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.


About the Author
Sam Lansky is an editor at "TIME". He has written for "New York "magazine, "The Atlantic", "Esquire", "Out", and "Grantland".

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