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Between the bars: Elspeth Muir on ‘Wasted’

Elspeth Muir’s memoir Wasted (Text) explores Australia’s drinking culture through her relationship with her younger brother Alexander, who died when he jumped off a Brisbane bridge while drunk. It is ‘an intimate portrait of a grieving family and a nation unable to reconcile itself to the harmful effects of its...

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