The Gilded Razor: A Memoir by Sam Lansky

By Sam Lansky

Sharply humorous and compulsively readable, The Gilded Razor is a stunning and harrowing memoir from debut writer Sam Lansky.

The Gilded Razor is the genuine tale of a double existence. through the age of seventeen, Sam Lansky was once an all-star scholar with Ivy League aspirations in his ultimate yr at an elite ny urban prep tuition. yet a bad habit to prescription drugs spiraled swiftly uncontrolled, compounded by way of a string of reckless affairs with older males, leaving his vibrant destiny in jeopardy. After a terrifying overdose, he attempted to straighten out. but as he journeyed from the glittering streets of ny, to a desolate tract boot camp in Utah, to a psych ward in New Orleans, he in simple terms discovered extra possibilities to create chaos—until ultimately, he started to face himself.

In the vein of Elizabeth Wurtzel and Augusten Burroughs, Lansky scrapes away at his personal lifestyles as a tender addict and exposes profoundly common anxieties. instructed with awesome sensitivity, biting humor, and unrelenting self-awareness, The Gilded Razor is a coming-of-age tale of searing honesty and lyricism that introduces a strong new voice to the confessional style.

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The Gilded Razor: A Memoir

Sharply humorous and compulsively readable, The Gilded Razor is a blinding and harrowing memoir from debut writer Sam Lansky.

The Gilded Razor is the genuine tale of a double existence. by means of the age of seventeen, Sam Lansky was once an all-star pupil with Ivy League aspirations in his ultimate 12 months at an elite long island urban prep institution. yet a foul habit to prescription tablets spiraled quickly uncontrolled, compounded via a string of reckless affairs with older males, leaving his brilliant destiny in jeopardy. After a terrifying overdose, he attempted to straighten out. but as he journeyed from the glittering streets of long island, to a desert boot camp in Utah, to a psych ward in New Orleans, he purely chanced on extra possibilities to create chaos—until ultimately, he started to face himself.

In the vein of Elizabeth Wurtzel and Augusten Burroughs, Lansky scrapes away at his personal lifestyles as a tender addict and exposes profoundly common anxieties. advised with impressive sensitivity, biting humor, and unrelenting self-awareness, The Gilded Razor is a coming-of-age tale of searing honesty and lyricism that introduces a strong new voice to the confessional style.

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The government is also time-limiting disability benefits and excluding from benefits people with assets, savings, or partners who work. At the same time, higher unemployment totals will make it harder for anyone with a long-term illness to compete in the job market. All around, it’s a policy package that spells personal disaster for a large number of cancer patients. S. ” The numerous cancer advocacy groups perform minor miracles in raising awareness and funds. But the government’s plans present a challenge to their 50 MIK E M A RQUSEE customary approach.

Sitting with my IV drip, I like to think about all the human labour and ingenuity that come together THE PRICE OF EXPERIENCE 61 in this medical moment. I could dedicate the rest of my life to this exercise, and still not complete the inventory. The first circle of dependence is immediate and sometimes intimate: partners, friends, doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters. Beyond them is a vast network of people I never see: pathologists, pharmacists, IT engineers, appointments managers. Everyone who has anything to do with maintaining the supply of medications or the functioning of equipment or getting me to and from hospital.

Alongside that, and necessary to it, are the long histories of the hospital, of the discipline of nursing, of the myriad social developments which made it possible to convert raw science into practical care.

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