This is Binge, Charles Ferry's stunning book that begins with Weldon Yeaher waking up minus a foot. It takes Yeager, and the reader, the length of the novel (only 94 pages) to patch together details of his drinking binge, during which he ran over four people with a stolen car before hitting a tree.
Ferry shows his main character wheeling, dealing and stealing his way from drink to drink. The book captures the denial, self-deception and consequences of the young alcoholic's life.
Binge may be the most powerful book ever written about teenage alcoholism and drunk driving. From the first sentence to the last, the reader is in the twisted mind of an alcoholic as he destroys his life.
Binge. Once you've read it, you'll never forget it." -- Sheryl James, Staff Writer, Detroit Free Press.