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Author connects with Vietnam veterans through book about ex-husband

At the sight of me cradling an M-60 like the one he carried in Vietnam, Grady Myers would have rocked back on his heels and wiped tears of laughter from under his thick eyeglasses. Julie, complete with silver swoosh in her hair, was a 5-foot-3 machine gun granny.

Book Notes: Vietnam memoir a unique partnership

Julie Titone and Grady Myers were married when they started work on his Vietnam memoir “Boocoo Dinky Dow.” They finished it as a divorced couple when Myers became bedridden; he died in 2011. Titone, a former Spokesman-Review editor and reporter, will read from the self-published memoir, which features Myers’ illustrations, at 7 p.m. Friday at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Titone, who now works at Washington State University in Pullman, took a few minutes to answer five questions about the book.