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The Resource Wasted : a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane, Elspeth Muir

Wasted : a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane, Elspeth Muir

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Wasted : a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane
Title
Wasted
Title remainder
a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane
Statement of responsibility
Elspeth Muir
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2009 Elspeth Muir's youngest brother finished his last university exam and went out with some mates to get drunk. 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 jumped thirty metres into the Brisbane River below. Three days passed before police divers pulled his body out of the water. When Alexander had drowned, his blood-alcohol reading was almost 0.3. Why do some of us drink so much, and what happens 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 undiminished. Intimate and beautifully told, Wasted mixes memoir with reportage to illuminate the sorrows, and the joys, of drinking. Muir traces her own history with the bottle. She speaks with the father of a boy who died in a drunken attack, and returns to Schoolies on the Gold Coast. And she tries to make sense of her much-loved brother's death
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10524338
Cataloging source
ANL
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Muir, Elspeth
Dewey number
362.292
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Muir, Elspeth
  • Muir, Alexander
  • Muir, Elspeth
  • Alcoholics
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Youth
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Young adults
  • Alcoholism
Target audience
adult
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a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane
Label
Wasted : a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane, Elspeth Muir
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056563211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781922182135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930630168
Label
Wasted : a story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane, Elspeth Muir
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056563211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781922182135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930630168

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