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READ ✓ Wasted By Elspeth Muir Elspeth Muir Ê 1 READ 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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READ ✓ Wasted By Elspeth Muir Elspeth Muir Ê 1 READ When we do Fewer young Australians are drinking heavily but the rates of alcohol abuse and associated problems from blackouts to sexual assaults and one punch killings are undiminishedIntimate and beautifully told Wasted illuminates the sorrows and the joys of drinkin. Elspeth Muir s Wasted is a powerful and important exploration into the place of alcohol in Australia from our backyard barbecues and family celebrations to the nightclubbing and binge drinking lifestyle of people in their twenties to the annual beachside booze powered romp that is Schoolies on the Gold Coast Framed by the tragic story of her brother Alexander who died when he jumped from Brisbane s Story Bridge with a blood alcohol level of 0238 Muir ponders her and her two brothers history of drinking It s a story that many Australians could probably relate to at least in their youth At times it s a painfully honest look by Muir at her own behaviour around alcohol and the difficulties she s had facing up to the fact that her own drinking is borderline dangerous Although she s never been uite the risk taker that Alexander was she has ended up in potentially dangerous situations that could have been much worse than they actually wereMuir writes creative non fiction with a controlled pensive voice and delves head first into the difficult issue of addressing the toxic culture that has emerged around drinking particularly in Australia She includes a mix of memoir and research although the strongest sections are her own reflections on her brother and all the points along the road when something might have been done to prevent his tragic death Whether he was suicidal is a uestion the family doesn t have an answer to but she doesn t think so rather it was a long history of drunken acts of bravado that led him to fly off the side of a bridge and fall thirty metres into the Brisbane river where he drowned The researched sections of the book are interesting but sometimes feel like they are just skimming the surface with occasional statistics or study results included amid the broader story she s trying to tell The one that alarmed me most was that 20% of drinkers consume 75% of all the alcoholic beverages consumed in Australia Extremely heavy drinking might be a small minority of people but the heaviest drinkers are drinking a LOTThe book travels from Brisbane to Melbourne to Argentina and South Africa and then back to Brisbane again with Muir examining episodes from her life where alcohol played a central role The travel parts provide some contrast for considering the differences between drinking culture in Australia and elsewhere although I also found it made her narrative a bit less cohesive when she s drifting between places and moving back and forward in time It s not until the final chapter or so that she ventures an answer as to why the drinking culture and resulting violence or stupidity is different in Australia A lot of it comes down to privilege and freedoms we take for granted Even when there s no money for other luxuries alcohol often remains a priority for people here and the idea of going without is still seen as odd and unconventional in many circlesWasted is ultimately an honest and important book about a difficult topic I hope this book helps start some much needed conversations about drinking violence dangerous behaviour and the grieving families who are left behind when alcohol influenced behaviour has tragic conseuences

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READ ✓ Wasted By Elspeth Muir Elspeth Muir Ê 1 READ D thirty metres into the Brisbane River belowThree days passed before police divers pulled his body out of the water When Alexander had drowned his blood alcohol reading was almost five times the legal limit for drivingWhy do some of us drink so much and what happens. A compelling and compassionate read about the devastating impacts of alcohol abuse seen through the eyes of a young Australian woman whose younger brother died following a drunken exploitTo read my review in full please visit my blog


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  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Wasted By Elspeth Muir
  • Elspeth Muir
  • English
  • 07 January 2020
  • 9781922182135