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Authors: Martha Grimes

The Old Contemptibles (41 page)

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Copyright © 1991 by Martha Grimes

Previously published in 1991 by Little, Brown & Company.

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ISBN 978-1-4767-3291-6 (ebook)

is a dual memoir of alcoholism written by Martha Grimes and her son Ken. This brutally candid book describes how different both the disease and the recovery can look in two different people—even two people who are mother and son.

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