Mark Judge’s Memoir Selling for $1,899 on Amazon — Yes, You Read That Right

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said the author was in the room when Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her

Last Updated: October 2, 2018 @ 6:26 PM

Mark Judge’s out-of-print memoirs are burning up Amazon and eBay.

Judge, who has emerged as a key figure in the Kavanaugh hearings, has seen the price of his books explode since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said he was in the room when U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were teens. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.

People looking for clues into Kavanaugh and his hard-drinking days as a student can find them in one of Judge’s books, but they better be prepared to fork over some serious cash if they want their own copy.

There are several hardcover copies of Judge’s memoir, “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk,” with one selling for a whopping $1,899. On eBay, the same book is a bit cheaper, selling for $500 (last bid is $76 as of publishing). Another eBay seller is offering the book for $999.

But you can still find the book for slightly less if you look hard enough. The bidding on one autographed copy currently at $285.

Copies of “Wasted” were selling at $88 on eBay the day after the hearing, according to MarketWatch, and were up to $229 Monday. The book details the period when Blasey Ford said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. The book also describes Judge working at a local grocery store. Blasey Ford testified that she bumped into Judge at a Potomac, Maryland. Safeway supermarket weeks after she said she was assaulted.

The price of Judge books is going up as well.

A paperback version of his 2005 memoir, “God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling,” was selling for $195 on Amazon.

Meanwhile, a used paperback copy of his book, “A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism and Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was going for $358 on Amazon.  In the book,  Judge describes his “personal journey from the playgrounds of the sexual revolution to his eventual belief in the need to combine sexuality with love and commitment.”

Judge has remained a mystery since his name was thrust into the national spotlight but said he would cooperate with the investigators. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge said he did “not recall the events” described by Dr. Ford in her testimony.

In a statement, Judge said: “As a recovering alcoholic and a cancer survivor, I have struggled with depression and anxiety. As a result, I avoid public speaking.”

The site Jezebel, which bought a PDF copy of the book “Wasted” online, published an excerpt of the book which refers to a character named “Bart O’Kavanaugh,” who “puked in someone’s car” and “passed out on his way back from a party,” which you can read below.

“Shags scored a hit, then handed me the glass. I drank. If you were standing anywhere near a quarters game, you could get picked even if you didn’t want to play or weren’t paying attention.

‘So how do you like Prep?’ Mary asked.

‘It’s cool.’

‘Do you know Bart O’Kavanaugh?’

‘Yeah. He’s around here somewhere.’

‘I heard he puked in someone’s car the other night.’

‘Yeah. He passed out on his way back from a party.’

Shags scored again.”

When asked by the Senate Judiciary if the character “Bart O’Kavanaugh” in Judge’s book was based on him, Kavanaugh replied: “You’d have to ask him.