Wasted: Tales of a Young Drunk

Wasted: Tales of a Young Drunk

by Mark Judge


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The book at the center of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

Mark Judge describes in vivid detail the privileged milieu in which he and his classmate and friend Brett Kavanaugh were raised and fast times at their all-male preparatory school - benders, blackouts, and hookups. Judge candidly chronicles the twists and turns of his downward spiral into alcoholism. "It soon became obvious," he writes, "that drinking was one of the major forms of recreation at Prep. On Monday morning, the upperclassmen would return from the weekend with stories about keg parties, girls, and hours spent in bars in Georgetown. . . . At Prep, seniors would often go directly from class to a bar. They would even drink with alumni at football games." Cynicism and black humor underscore this hard-edged memoir of a young journalist's alcoholism and subsequent recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640193376
Publisher: New Word City
Publication date: 10/14/2018
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 695,955
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Judge is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, and other publications. He is the author of Wasted.

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Wasted: Tales of a Young Drunk 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information about alcholism and a sags of one person's journey into and out of that affliction. If you are reading to find the Brett Kavanaugh details ---there aren't any and his real name is not used. It is fictionalized but easily decernable. I was going to give you a page number but then you would miss some reaiiy well written autobiographical prose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe if you had to work a job in high school and college, you wouldn't have had time to drink so much. Genetics plays a part in becoming an alcoholic, but so does idle time and lack of empathy. I suspect you & Brett have some asking of forgiveness to be done. But unlike stepping into a Catholic Church confessional and having to say some prayers to be forgiven; you have to think about how you have harmed others and do better in the future. Blaming beer and genetics is a way of disconnecting from the damage you have caused. Using being an alcoholic as an excuse to hide from your past is not facing the facts. Is any of the $ you make from this book going to charity? Doubt it.