Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir by Jamie Brickhouse

By Jamie Brickhouse

"A blisteringly humorous, wrenching account of wrestling means too shut to—and later unfastened from—booze, intercourse and medication and his lovely, infuriating mom. Bravo!" —Mary Karr, New York instances bestselling writer of The Liars' Club

"Whoever acknowledged you can't get sober for somebody else by no means met my mom, Mama Jean. while I got here to in a big apple emergency room after an overdose to the inside track that she was once on her method from Texas, I panicked. She used to be the final individual i wished to determine on that darkish September morning, however the individual i wanted the most."

So starts this unbelievable memoir—by turns either darkly comedian and deeply poignant—about this local Texan's lengthy fight with alcohol, his complex courting with Mama Jean, and his sexuality. From the age of 5 all Brickhouse sought after used to be to be at a celebration with a drink in a single hand and a cigarette within the different and all Mama Jean sought after was once to maintain him at that age, her Jamie doll perpetually. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the cut up character of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, consistently camera-ready and decoratively outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his entire lifestyles, irrespective of how far-off he went or how deep in booze he swam.
Brickhouse's trip takes him from Texas to a high-profile occupation in ebook publishing amid New York's glamorous ingesting existence to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into rehab and he finally starts off to dig out of the opening he'd came across himself in, he virtually misses his probability to end up that he loves her up to she loves him. Bitingly humorous, uncooked, and insightful, Dangerous while Wet is the unforgettable tale of a distinct courting among a son and his mom.

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