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Double Double

A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism
Grimes, Martha (Book - 2013)
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People who suffer from alcoholism as well as their families and friends know that while it is possible to get sober, there is no one "right" way to do this. Now, mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son Ken offer two points of view on their struggles. In alternating chapters, they share their stories--stories of drinking, recovery, relapse, friendship, travel, work, success, and failure. For Martha, it was about drinking martinis at home, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. For Ken, it was partying in bars and clubs. Each hit bottom. Martha spent time doing outpatient rehabilitation, once in 1990 and again two years later. Ken began twelve-step recovery. This candid memoir describes how different both the disease and the recovery can look in two different people--even two people who are mother and son.--From publisher description.
Authors: Grimes, Martha
Title: Double double
a dual memoir of alcoholism
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2013.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Characteristics: xxi, 213 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Double MacBeth
Drugstore
Leaving Las Vegas
Down the drain
Where's here? (Who's an alcoholic?)
An introduction to recovery
"I'll be back on Monday"
First conversation: generations
Stopping
Cauldron, bubble
Hawaii Five-0
Crossing the rubicon
Cache
It's five-o'clock somewhere
A round of pints, please
It's impossible
The flimflam man: how Shakespeare saved my life
Double Double indemnity: "Straight down the line, Walter."
Throw me from a train, please
"You'll never eat lunch in this town again"
Downtime
Alcohol, c'est moi
Sober hotel
Second conversation: denial and powerlessness
Memory
A lamp and a menu
Anger management
Relapse dessert
Fathers and sons
Third conversation: addiction, disease, and anonymity
Webdrunk
Reading Robert Parker
The child of the writer's life
Things lurk
Idiot's delight
Allons-y!
Hello delicious: "I hope you're drinking again, life's too short, letter from Harry.
Summary: People who suffer from alcoholism as well as their families and friends know that while it is possible to get sober, there is no one "right" way to do this. Now, mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son Ken offer two points of view on their struggles. In alternating chapters, they share their stories--stories of drinking, recovery, relapse, friendship, travel, work, success, and failure. For Martha, it was about drinking martinis at home, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. For Ken, it was partying in bars and clubs. Each hit bottom. Martha spent time doing outpatient rehabilitation, once in 1990 and again two years later. Ken began twelve-step recovery. This candid memoir describes how different both the disease and the recovery can look in two different people--even two people who are mother and son.--From publisher description.
Local Note: 6 15 35 53 69 76 80 109 118 133 138 148 152 153 172 193 198 203 216 222 228 231 242 243 250
Additional Contributors: Grimes, Ken
ISBN: 9781476724089
1476724083
9781476724102
1476724105
Statement of Responsibility: Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes
Subject Headings: Grimes, Martha. Grimes, Ken. Authors 20th century Biography. Alcoholics Biography. Alcoholics Family relationships. Alcoholism Biography.
Topical Term: Authors
Alcoholics
Alcoholics
Alcoholism
LCCN: 2013009099
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"Author Martha Grimes, best known for her Richard Jury mysteries, was heavily addicted to alcohol for 30 years, finally seeking help in 1990. Her son Ken became an alcoholic at age 13, also going into therapy in 1990. Alternating chapters in this memoir that focuses on their alcoholism, their relationship with each other, and their recovery, the mother and son duo explore the nature of addiction with honesty and eloquence, providing insight into the individual yet universal qualities of their experiences." August 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=667868

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