Eilene Zimmerman is an experienced journalist and regular contributor to The New York Times. She is author of the powerful and heart-breaking memoir, "Smacked...A Story of White Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy." Eilene begins today's podcast with a shocking reading, in which she describes discovering her ex-husband's body in his home. She did not notice the track marks in his arms, nor the drug paraphernalia that surrounded his body on the floor until the coroner brought it to her attention.
In a desperate attempt to fathom what happened to him and how she and everyone else in his