Mystery writer Martha Grimes is best-known for her prolific Richard Jury mystery series and was the recipient of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. But her new book, Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism is not a mystery novel but her true story of alcoholism and its effects. Written by Grimes and her son Ken, Double Double is personal look at a disease that affects nearly 45 million Americans each year.
Then, for four years, travel writer Matt Gross was The New York Times’ “Frugal Traveler,” giving readers tips on budget travel and sharing with them his adventures and misadventures on the road. He writes about his global experiences in his new book The Turk Who Loved Apples and Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World. [Broadcast Date: June 5, 2013]