Among the Bros - Max Marshall

Among the Bros

By Max Marshall

  • Release Date: 2023-11-07
  • Genre: True Crime
4 Score: 4 (From 250 Ratings)


“Among the Bros is a harrowing and disturbing book. I have read about fraternity life but nothing like this. This book will blow your mind, each page digging deeper into the unimaginable. Except every word is true.”—Buzz Bissinger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mosquito Bowl and Friday Night Lights

A brilliant young investigative journalist traces a murder and a multi-million-dollar drug ring, leading to an unprecedented look at elite American fraternity life.

When Max Marshall arrived on the campus of the College of Charleston in 2018, he hoped to investigate a small-time fraternity Xanax trafficking ring. Instead, he found a homicide, several student deaths, and millions of dollars circulating around the Deep South. He also opened up an elite world hidden to outsiders. Behind the pop culture cliches of “Greek life” lies one of the major breeding grounds of American power: 80 percent of Fortune 500 executives, 85 percent of Supreme Court justices, and all but four presidents since 1825 have been fraternity members. With unprecedented immersion, this book takes readers inside that bubble.

Under the live oaks and Spanish moss of Travel + Leisure’s “Most Beautiful Campus in America,” Marshall traces several “C of C” boys’ journeys from fraternity pledges to interstate drug traffickers. The result is a true-life story of hubris, status, money, drugs, and murder—one that lifts a curtain on an ecstatic and disturbing way of life. With expert pacing and a cool eye, he follows a never-ending party that continues after funerals and mass arrests.

An addictive and haunting portrait of tomorrow’s American establishment, Among the Bros is nonfiction storytelling at its finest.


  • Page turner

    By Benfieldds
    Quick read. Entertaining.
  • Shallow pathetic people documented

    By Admiral Charles
    Terrible book. Probably great if you lived the Greek life in the College of Charleston. It’s a catalog of spoiled narcissists imbibing excess alcohol and various drugs. Speaks poorly of a society that tolerates such irresponsible behavior.
  • What despicable people

    By dengirlie
    There would have been a way to write this story that wasn’t page after page of debauched drunkenness.
  • Great read!

    By J Waasdorp
    Eye opening look into this story.
  • Great book!

    By jbmorgan99
    Couldn’t put it down.
  • Super Interesting

    By Chrissyb23
    Read the Vanity Fair excerpt and had to read this story. As someone who grew up in the southeast, not from a wealthy southern family, I’ve always wondered how the Good ole boy culture works behind the scenes. This book gives great insight to what’s really happening in college and Greek life and how some kids really do get away with everything. For Mikey, it was never in his cards and he kept it 100, even if no one else did. Sending love to Mikey!
  • Terrible waste of time and money

    By k!lllllllkdkfkfmvm
    Don’t purchase
  • Loved this book

    By KaraD720
    Read it so quickly! The writer did an incredible job with telling the story in a fascinating and page turning way.