Jamie Brickhouse, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir, has been published in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Salon, Publishers Weekly, Lambda Literary Review, The Fix, Addiction/Recovery eBulletin, and the Latin American travel magazine Travesia.  He is also a guest blogger for the Huffington Post.

Brickhouse spent over two decades in the publishing industry, most recently at two major houses as head of their publicity and lecture divisions. He is founder and CEO of the speakers bureau, redbrick Agency.  He has also performed stand-up comedy and recorded voice-overs for the legendary cartoon TV show, Beavis and Butthead.  He is a graduate of Trinity University and the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now the Columbia Publishing Course). A native of Beaumont, Texas, Brickhouse lives in Manhattan with his partner, Michael.


Friday October 2, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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From the age of five all Jamie Brickhouse wanted was to be at a party with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other and all Mama Jean wanted was to keep him at that age, her Jamie doll forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, always camera-ready and flamboyantly outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went or how deep in booze he swam.  This sets the stage for our fall “Authors at The Adolphus” luncheon on Friday, October 2nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Jamie will have you howling with laughter and thoroughly charmed the minute he takes the stage and introduces you to a uniquely Texas upbringing and skyrocketing career – and it’s all true!
Jamie’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.

Since the book came out, Jamie Brickhouse has turned the publishing world upside down with rave reviews and predictions of who will portray these dazzling lives on stage and screen.  This will be a rare opportunity to meet the man behind the memoir and learn what inspired his page-turning tome.  Along the way, you’ll hear his first-hand accounts of the celebrities who added sparkle to this young rake’s progress.

We hope you will accept our invitation and join us on October 2nd.  As New York Times columnist Henry Alford notes:  “Jamie Brickhouse has seen the darkness, and emerged a happier, stronger person. His book is sensitive and thoughtful, tinged with hilarity and heartbreak, and as bubbly as a champagne flute of Asti Spumante. Drink it.”


If you are interested in buying a copy of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir, you will have an opportunity to add it to your luncheon registration.  For this event we are only able to sell copies of the memoir in advance during the registration process.  We will not have books for sale on the day of the event.

Register Now!$80.00 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Cancellations received prior to September 25, 2015 are eligible for a full refund.