One novel on the list:
The Corrections, by Jonathan FranzenRead about another episode of drunkenness on Mullan's list.
Barbecuing family supper, vodka-addled Gary Lambert sets the grill on fire. He trims the hedge and severely lacerates himself. Creeping to the liquor cabinet to tip more vodka down his throat, he suddenly notices that he is being monitored by his teenage son's surveillance camera. No secrets in this family.