Double Double

Double Double

A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism

eBook - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
ISBN: 9781476724126
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Grimes, Ken - Author
Contents: Double MacBeth
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
Cauldron, bubble
Hawaii Five-0
Crossing the rubicon
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"
Alcohol, c'est moi
Sober hotel
Second conversation: denial and powerlessness
A lamp and a menu
Anger management
Relapse dessert
Fathers and sons
Third conversation: addiction, disease, and anonymity
Reading Robert Parker
The child of the writer's life
Things lurk
Idiot's delight
Hello delicious: "I hope you're drinking again, life's too short, letter from Harry.


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ChristchurchLib Aug 20, 2013

"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


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