By Jamie Brickhouse
"A blisteringly humorous, wrenching account of wrestling method too shut to—and later free from—booze, intercourse and medication and his lovable, infuriating mom. Bravo!" —Mary Karr, New York occasions bestselling writer of The Liars' Club
"Whoever acknowledged you can't get sober for somebody else by no means met my mom, Mama Jean. whilst I got here to in a new york emergency room after an overdose to the inside track that she used to be on her manner from Texas, I panicked. She was once the final individual i needed to determine on that darkish September morning, however the individual i wished the most."
So starts this stunning memoir—by turns either darkly comedian and deeply poignant—about this local Texan's lengthy fight with alcohol, his advanced courting with Mama Jean, and his sexuality. From the age of 5 all Brickhouse sought after was once to be at a celebration with a drink in a single hand and a cigarette within the different and all Mama Jean sought after used to be to maintain him at that age, her Jamie doll eternally. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the break up character of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, consistently camera-ready and decoratively outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his entire lifestyles, regardless of how distant he went or how deep in booze he swam.
Brickhouse's trip takes him from Texas to a high-profile occupation in e-book publishing amid New York's glamorous ingesting existence to his near-fatal descent into alcoholism. After Mama Jean ushers him into rehab and he eventually starts to dig out of the opening he'd stumbled on himself in, he nearly misses his likelihood to turn out that he loves her up to she loves him. Bitingly humorous, uncooked, and insightful, Dangerous while Wet is the unforgettable tale of a distinct dating among a son and his mom.
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It is the social existence of a system of laws and their pervasive application that allows all citizens in a formal democracy to be members of that society. A system of laws provides equal rights and equality of all citizens under them. In turn, citizenship appears as the legal form of social membership (Hirschmann, 1992; Lummis, 1992; Turner, 1990). In the particular case of reproductive rights, all individuals are entitled to the inalienable rights over their own bodies, and to be able to decide freely about their fertility and when or whether to have children.
Reproductive decisions could not be made disregarding the “needs of the nation”; otherwise citizenship freedom would be used irresponsibly. In this sense, reproductive freedom was at odds with national development projects, and ultimately with the common good. Reproductive decisions needed to be not only free – it was thought – but also responsible. Since their inception, reproductive rights have been accompanied by the idea of responsibility. But the concept was not fully defined until 1974 through the World Plan of Action in Population.
2). Also at the center is the crucial problem of how Fig. 2. Rights within Nations. Reproductive Rights: An Analytical Proposal 31 and who defines, at certain historical junctions, what is a national need, what is in the best interest of a nation, and what constitutes a social and political priority. Ultimately, it is about how democratic a society is, and how participatory and representative the political system really is (Habermas, 1996; Hirschmann, 1992; Seligman, 1992; Taylor, 1995). Population policies are specific and historical expressions of how states and governments interpret the relation between development and demographic phenomena.
Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir by Jamie Brickhouse