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Free read Wasted By Elspeth Muir ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF review ã eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ï Elspeth Muir Free download Wasted By Elspeth Muir In 2009 Elspeth Muir’s youngest brother Alexander finished his last university exam and went out with some mates on the town Later that night he wandered to the Story Bridge He put his phone wallet T shirt and thongs on the walkway climbed over the railing and jumpe. I wish he hadn t had the opportunity liuored up and full of bravado or sadness or whatever he was feeling to fly off the side of the bridge Because although I always knew in theory that the inexplicable untimely death of someone I loved unreservedly would be awful what was impossible to know until it actually happened was that afterwards there would no longer be a time when I was not a little bit sad And that my sadness would not be noble and acute it would be dull empty endless selfish angry and irritating Wasted is the first book by Australian author Elspeth Muir Very early one morning shortly before his twenty first birthday Alexander Muir drowned after jumping off Brisbane s Story Street Bridge His blood alcohol level was slightly less than five times the legal limit for driving Muir examines this senseless loss of this life from the perspective of a sibling who has her own intimate knowledge of the effects both positive and negative of drinking too much I don t know why it was so important that there was alcohol always To go without just seemed not to be an option Without it I would rub up against the elements of the world and chafe and blister With it everything was softer easier You had a drink and you slid into nonchalance and from there into conversations and new situations and adventures and forgetfulness Muir examines the drinking culture that seems to be the norm in Australia her shared personal experience give the narrative a validity that an impartial observer might not achieve I didn t think about alcohol the way I didn t think about eating or breathing It was just an essential part of existence Drugs were big colours hard ink blots on otherwise pastel routines while alcohol was everyday Muir looks at alcohol as a factor in sexual assault in violence and in accidental death She considers both sides of the argument over restriction of licencing laws even speculating on what her brother might have felt about the subject but concludes alcohol is not an ordinary commodity trying to contain its effects at the time of consumption is less messy than dealing with them afterwards even if harm prevention measures somewhat constrain our access to aesthetic or sensual pleasure Recalling an earlier incident Alexander had with the Brisbane river Muir says When I am maudlin I imagine the long dirty licking river which coils like a snake on hot sand through fatty suburbs along its waterline tasted my brother that morning but was thwarted before it could suck him right in It waited a year watching flicking its sunlit scales laying open the promise of soft depths on dark evenings then early one morning his curiosity drove him close again and it ate him When I am not maudlin I know he was not the victim of an animistic river and that his death by drowning was not foreshadowed by his love of water except that it explains why he was near a river alone with a blood alcohol content of almost 025 My brother died because he was drunk and because the drink made him stupid Text have enclosed this outstanding book in a beautiful cover by Chong Weng Ho Muir s memoir is honest thought provoking and very moving and this book should be compulsory reading for everyone who drinks to excess on a regular or even on an occasional basis

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This is a story of family and drinking and death and drinking again It s a memoir of losing a brother and an exploration of drinking And I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about this bookMaybe it s the similarities and the differences with my own life The author and her brothers are similar ages to myself and my sisters It s a Brisbane story so I can put images and feelings and experiences to the places But the differences are stark maybe starker so given the closeness of our ages and locationsThis memoir is only possible because of privilege an element the author touched on briefly The money to go out drinking skin colour which meant law enforcement looked the other way or matters were dealt with sympathetically living in an area where you could walk home completely drunk instead of trying to figure out how to get the last bus or train for the hour long trip home This story gets published because it happened to an inner city family with money not a working class family from the looked down on outskirts of townWhen you re the right kind of person the stories of alcohol influenced crime filthy living and nights where you can t remember what happened might come across as charming or amusing or a little sad but easy to chalk up to being young even when you re not that young Most of the time the conseuences are mild Unless things go horribly wrong like they did for the author s brother or the victims of violent attacks As the memoir parts of the book wind up there is a look a binge drinking alcoholism and drinking culture in Australia It s a look with lots of personal stories and few conclusions not dissimilar to the many feature articles written on the issues There s a few moments where I wanted a in depth exploration but it was kind of shrugged off and moved pastWhile the content was often frustrating the writing was both engaging and well done Is that enough to ualify it for the long list of a prestigious literary prize Or is it a story which resonates with people who sit in literary circles Do we need conversations about privilege when it comes to writing and publishing in Australia short answer yes Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Alcohol Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints of alcohol abuse and associated problems from blackouts to sexual assaults and The Boy in the Band The Boy in the Band #1 one punch killings are undiminishedIntimate and beautifully told Wasted illuminates the sorrows and the joys Trouble in Paradise of drinkin. 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    Free download Wasted By Elspeth Muir [EBOOK/EPUB] (Wasted By Elspeth Muir) This book tells the story of Elspeth Muir's grief following her brother's death He died after jumping into the Brisbane River while incredibly intoxicatedThe main problem with this book is that it doesn't know what it wants to be The first section is excellent and contains some of the best writing about the searing pain of grief that I have ever read The author then gets a bit lost She say she wants to write about drinking cultur

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  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Wasted By Elspeth Muir
  • Elspeth Muir
  • English
  • 03 July 2020
  • 9781922182135