Sip carefully. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Intimate and beautifully told, Wasted illuminates the sorrows, and the joys, of drinking. history of abuse, mainly. ‘Deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, Muir’s debut book is among the best long-form explorations of how and why some Australians drink alcohol to excess…It is a striking work and among the strongest debut books I have read.’ Australian, ‘Intricately crafted…An intimate portrait of a grieving family and a nation unable to reconcile itself to the harmful effects of its drinking culture…Reminiscent of writers such as Chloe Hooper and Helen Garner…This book will help you think critically and compassionately about those who seek solace in alcohol.’ Books + Publishing, ‘Wasted barrels headfirst into the alcohol-soaked heart of Australia to report on our fraught love affair with drinking.’ Liam Pieper, ‘There is no lapse in urgency in Wasted; this conversation is a crucial one to have. I didn't care about the lives I was putting in danger, including the friends who would sometimes be in the car with me. : My Grandmother's Story, Medea's Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist. Mike Pond is the … Below you will find books that will help you reframe your attitude about alcohol and addiction, build a holistic recovery map, understand t Thomas Vander Ven. Wasted: An Alcoholic Therapist's Fight for Recovery in a Flawed Treatment System. This book provided insight into the depths of the world of alcohol addiction. It’s a tragedy, but now, not entirely a waste.’ Lifted Brow ‘Interweaving brilliant reportage with memoir, Wasted delves into Australia’s complicated relationship with alcohol…Timely and eye-opening.’ Canberra Weekly ‘The strongest new Australian voice I’ve come across this year.’ Readings, Our Favourite Books of 2016 (so far) Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. Below are the eight projects highlighted in this year’s report. You Save 10%. The book is filled with observations, drinking stories and interviews with undergraduate students. Follow us -- © 2021 ATNS Media Inc. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. It was probably in the early 2000s when I had my first bout of loving to read. He also describes an institution where alcoholism was rampant, a theme he detailed in his 1997 addiction memoir, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk. Paperback – March 15 2016. by Michael Pond (Author), Maureen Palmer (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 70 ratings. With economy and elegance, she creates a dazzling mosaic of contemporary life, of how we live now. Sign up to receive Chapter 2 of the book and updates on the project. by Kris. Maybe it was fitting to get shitfaced at Alexander's wake. And just when Pond gains any measure of sobriety, in sashays his other powerful addiction, Dana, a can of Red Bull in hand, 26’er of vodka in her purse. Five stars.’ Good Reading, ‘The prose style of this unheralded writer...is so achingly beautiful and assured, Helen Garner might be pleased to hand her the keys to the creative nonfiction kingdom and ride off into the Carlton sunset.’ Saturday Paper, ‘[Muir] gifts readers gorgeously evocative passages which convey a depth of emotion…Wasted is a haunting read.’ Readings, ‘Elspeth writes beautifully and honestly, documenting the shocking loss...in such heartbreaking circumstances.’ Mamamia, ‘[Muir] concludes of her brother’s death, “What a waste of a life that was.” Yet by determinedly documenting the drinking culture that coddled him, she has opened vital new lines of enquiry into our duty of care towards drinkers. Tasmania. He offers his clients the unique empathy of having walked in their shoes. In the documentary Wasted, therapist and alcoholic in recovery Mike Pond, along with his life partner filmmaker Maureen Palmer, take viewers on a very personal journey of discovery. My friend was a ‘reader’ and I asked him to recommend me some books. The end result is the same: someone battling a serious addiction is very very sick and like anyone else battling a life-threatening illness, is entitled to compassionate medical care.”. It’s a tragedy, but now, not entirely a waste.’ Lifted Brow, ‘Interweaving brilliant reportage with memoir, Wasted delves into Australia’s complicated relationship with alcohol…Timely and eye-opening.’ Canberra Weekly, ‘The strongest new Australian voice I’ve come across this year.’ Readings, Our Favourite Books of 2016 (so far), ‘Wasted is a book that every New Zealander and Australian needs to read…If I had my way, I’d give this to everyone in their last year of high school, and their parents too.’ Booksellers New Zealand, ‘Elspeth Muir’s memoir begins after her younger brother’s night of heavy drinking culminates with him jumping from a bridge and drowning in the Brisbane River. 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