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“This raw, beautifully observed memoir both terrifies and inspires” —People 

“Lansky’s recounting of the prescription drug addiction that overwhelmed his last years at an elite prep school—and subsequent boot camps and psych wards he slogged through—is as funny as it is dark” —Entertainment Weekly

“Dark, but brutally honest” —Us Weekly

“Fascinatingly depicted…Readers will cheer him on.” —Booklist

The Gilded Razor performs a remarkable two-step: it manages to feel timely and inevitable while, simultaneously, shocking, surprising, and basically blowing the dream factory away… Lansky is a terrific writer.” —Interview

“Lansky has created a literary memoir as good as Mary Karr's Lit…a coming-of-age  novel for everyone.” —Vice

“A gut-wrenching exposé…The writing is raw and haunting, encouraging readers to keep turning the pages…A candid, eye-opening memoir” —Kirkus Reviews

“The Gilded Razor is Lansky’s searing, savagely honest memoir of his wild days… harrowing throughout—and undeniably hopeful in the end.” —New York Daily News

“There is something in Lansky’s story that—wait for it—can be called addictive… Lansky’s command of language never wavers… Even those who find another addiction memoir a bitter pill to swallow can’t deny Lansky’s writing chops or storytelling skills.” —Publishers Weekly

“At just twenty-seven years old, Sam Lansky has lived three lifetimes… [An] eye-opening new memoir.” —NY1 (Book of the Week)



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