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About the Book

Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism

DOUBLE DOUBLE is a unique, dual memoir of alcoholism, a disease that affects nearly 45 million Americans each year. 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, award-winning mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, offer two points of view on their struggles with alcoholism. 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 12-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.

DOUBLE DOUBLE is an intensely personal and illuminating book, filled with insights, humor, a little self-deprecation, and a lot of self-evaluation. Anyone who has faced alcoholism will identify with parts of this book. All readers will find these pages revealing, moving and compelling.

Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism
by Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes

  • Publication Date: June 4, 2013
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 1476724083
  • ISBN-13: 9781476724089