Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism (Paperback)

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Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism (Paperback)


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“A thoughtful twist on the recovery memoir” (O, The Oprah Magazine) that explains the different ways bestselling author Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, recognized and overcame their addictions, now with two new chapters—one from each author.

In this introspective and groundbreaking memoir of addiction, mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, present two different, often intersecting points of view. Chapters alternate between Ken’s and Martha's voices and experiences in 12-step program and outpatient clinics.

Written with honesty, humor, a little self-deprecation, and a lot of self-evaluation, Double Double is “an honest, moving, and readable account of the drinking life and the struggle for recovery. This brave and engaging memoir is a gift” (Kirkus Reviews).
Bestselling author Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, including twenty-two Richard Jury mysteries. She is also the author of Double Double, a dual memoir of alcoholism written with her son. The winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ken Grimes works in the public relations industry and lives with his wife and children in suburban Maryland.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476724102
ISBN-10: 1476724105
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: January 12th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Double Double could have been titled Double-Barreled—it hits like a .12 gauge sawed-off at close range. The brutal illumination of a dual descent into alcoholism is also a penetrating insight: the lives of a mother and son run parallel, becoming intertwined only when each found their own, very separate, way out. This is no ‘self-help’ book—it packs the narrative force of a Martha Grimes novel . . . and perfectly illustrates how the finest fiction is created only when its foundational basis is truth.”
— Andrew Vachss, New York Times bestselling author of That’s How I Roll and Blackjack

“Run for the hills! Publishers, editors, writers, wannabe writers, literary hit men—all are ruthlessly skewered in this wonderfully funny novel about the terrifying world of book publishing!”
— Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author of the 87th Precinct series

“If you thought there were strange, amazing twists and wildly eccentric characters in Martha Grimes’s Richard Jury novels, wait until you see what happens when she takes on the world of publishing. Foul Matter is a sharp, funny, satisfying caper for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on in this crazy business.”
— Robert Parker, New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series