Step into the recording booth with us. Yes, come along this way. Who’s that now? It’s Jamie Brickhouse, who spent a few days in our studio downstairs recording his wonderful memoir Dangerous When Wet.
Both darkly comic and deeply poignant, Brickhouse’s story covers his long struggle with alcohol, his sexuality, and his complicated relationship with mother. He opens the memoirs with: “Whoever said you can’t get sober for someone else never met my mother, Mama Jean. When I came to in a Manhattan emergency room after an overdose to the news that she was on her way from Texas, I panicked. She was the last person I wanted to see on that dark September morning, but the person I needed the most.”
Brickhouse’s journey takes him from Texas to a high-profile career in book publishing amid New York’s glamorous drinking life to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into rehab and he ultimately begins to dig out of the hole he’d found himself in, he almost misses his chance to prove that he loves her as much as she loves him. Bitingly funny, raw, and insightful, Dangerous When Wet is the unforgettable story of a unique relationship between a son and his mother.
Listen to the prologue, in Jamie’s voice, here. The audiobook and book are on sale this Tuesday.