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Double Double - A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism

Martha Grimes

"We were sitting in a coffee shop talking, looking at the view of downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. This was ten years ago, and we had both been off alcohol for more than a decade. We were disagree­ing about the best way to stay sober when my mother said, 'I think we should write a book about alcoholism.' "I sat back. 'We?' "'Both of us. Two points of view.'" —from the Foreword 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 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. 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.

"We were sitting in a coffee shop talking, looking at the view of downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. This was ten years ago, and we had both been off alcohol for more than a decade. We were disagree­ing about the best way to stay sober when my mother said, 'I think we should write a book about alcoholism.' "I sat back. 'We?' "'Both of us. Two points of view.'" —from the Foreword 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 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. 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.
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"We were sitting in a coffee shop talking, looking at the view of downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. This was ten years ago, and we had both been off alcohol for more than a decade. We were disagree­ing about the best way to stay sober when my mother said, 'I think we should write a book about alcoholism.' "I sat back. 'We?' "'Both of us. Two points of view.'" —from the Foreword 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 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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ken Grimes, Kate Reading, Holter Graham

Length:

6h 22m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:40