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James Frey
Nan A. Talese; First edition (April 15, 2003)
Arts & Literature
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A Million Little Pieces is a book by James Frey, originally sold as a memoir and later marketed as a semi-fictional novel following accusations of literary forgery

A Million Little Pieces is a book by James Frey, originally sold as a memoir and later marketed as a semi-fictional novel following accusations of literary forgery. It tells the story of a 23-year-old alcoholic and abuser of other drugs and how he copes with rehabilitation in a twelve steps-oriented treatment center. While initially promoted as a memoir, it later emerged that many of the events described in the book never happened.

The official page of A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. James Frey's 2003 book, once a hot property, was later tainted when the author was exposed for embellishing parts of the story that was marketed as a memoir. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. October 14, 2017 ·. 24 years ago today He went through the doors hasn't used since thank you for your support, thank you. If I can, you can, keep going.

Book Description At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing.

Katerina, my first adult book in America in ten years comes out next. Though published as fiction, it is, in a way, both a prequel and a sequel to AMLP More. 6 September 2018 at 16:12 ·. Public.

You can read A Million Little Pieces by James Frey in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. A Million Little Pieces is a story about how you can destroyyour life and reconstruct it. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice. James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no . .emory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises.

A Million Little Pieces book. BookBrowse Note: January 9th 2006: An article in the Smoking Gun claimed that James Frey (author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard) fabricated key parts of his books. They cited police records, court documents and interviews with law enforcement agents which belie a number of Frey's claims regarding criminal charges against him, jail terms and his fugitive status.

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Oprah's book club"-Cover. In response to allegations published in The Smoking Gun Web site that the author had fabricated many of the facts and experiences described in the book, later printings include an insert in which the publisher states that "Memoir is a personal history whose aim is to illuminate, by way of example, events and issues of broader social consequence. By definition, it is highly personal

James Frey's addiction memoir has been transformed into a smoothly conventional rehab drama that reproduces .

James Frey's addiction memoir has been transformed into a smoothly conventional rehab drama that reproduces Frey's story but not his voice. James Frey's memoir of addiction has been transformed into a smoothly conventional rehab drama that reproduces Frey's story but not his voice.

Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, A Million Little Pieces is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery.By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky.But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery.James has to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he has lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. It is this fight, told with the charismatic energy and power of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, that is at the heart of A Million Little Pieces: the fight between one young manís will and the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion, the fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart. A Million Little Pieces is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.From the eBook edition.
  • This is my second time reading this book. The first was probably about 13 years ago. I remembered living it so I bought it again. Now that I’m older it’s not as great as I remember, but it’s still a prettt good book.... and yes, the fact that I now know he lied did play a small factor in that. The first half of the book is sort of hard to get through. I get that he’s a mess, but he honestly just whines too much. I found myself skimming through sections cause I was tired of hearing him complain.
    The last half of the book gets much better. He starts getting his stuff together and his relationships with Lilly and Leonard are gripping. I would recommend, but I do believe this book will not be for everyone

  • I absolutely loved this book! Whether it is entirely honest or not isn't an issue to me. What he feels as an addict, and the heartbreak and pure rage is honest to him! The wording is brutal, and very true to an addict. I love that he included the variety of people in rehab with him. Not every addict is a crackhead and hooker with daddy issues, it can be anyone!

    The sequel to this My Friend Leonard is equally as captivating, and heartbreaking. I will definitely read this over and over for years to come.

  • This book about recovering from drug addiction is NOT for the faint-hearted. It is a brutal real-life story of a young man deeply addicted to multiple drugs and alcohol. The suffering he undergoes before he cleans up is hard to take. A lot of profanity here, it is a slice of real life with NO sugar-coating. My wife couldn't put it down. It was almost too intense for me to read. After a few pages of explanation, the first-person narrative goes into life in a rehab center with many other recovering addicts with various mental problems. The ending pages actually list what happened to several of the patients after they left rehab. The story does have a happy ending about the author, but it's a miracle he survived the many years of abuse.

  • Having been in a rehab facility, it would have been obvious that this was a work of fiction. You are allowed an adjustment period, but if you break furniture then you are deleted from the program. Dentists CAN give you anesthesia and your pain killers would be doled out by staff. I went to a facility that catered to other doctors and nurses, also considered the finest in the country. If we didn’t jump on the AA train ,again, you were deleted from the program. So yeah. I called [email protected]$ immediately. However he did manage to capture a newly recovering addicts train of thought. It was a good read but unbelievable. Go into this read with an open mind.

  • For anyone who has actually been to a treatment center, and has been in recovery for any length of time, this book immediately sends up numerous red flags. Any time an addict claims to be more of an addict than other addicts, my radar goes crazy. James Frey tries to portay himself as such a bad ass, when in fact he's no better or worse than other addicted individuals. The real crime here is that there are people with addictions who may read this book and feel that Mr. Frey's ridiculous mantra of "just hold on" is really the way to stay sober. It's a good thing that James didn't get in to AA, because the members would have recognized him as a fraud from day one. One of the hallmarks of the 12 step progam is brutal honesty. I guess that's one of things Mr. Frey didn't like about the 12 steps. It would have been a great story if it had been identified as "based on actual events" instead of touting itself as a "true" story. Once I found out that Mr. Frey made up significant portions of the book, which I wondered about from page one, it lost all credibility for me. Unfortunately he will still have his millions of dollars to comfort him in his moment of scandal. I only wish I could get my money back. This was my first and last experience with Oprah's book club.

  • This wasn't a pleasant read. The writing style is hard to follow, but i think that is the point. But at the end of it all, you just want James and the rest to succeed and beat their addictions. i was their biggest cheerleader as I was reading. Addiction sucks.

  • I respect the reality of seeing a mind in the throes of addiction. Not having any type of drug addiction myself but I am a mother of a drug addict. This book helped me to let go of the guilt I've held as if it was my fault somehow. I also expected a happy ending. Knowing this wasn't a fairytale but I still wanted there to be happy endings for everyone who got help. I guess reality made me feel hopeless. The writing was real I could feel the pain but there were no answers just the mind of an addict. I couldn't put it down only because I wanted there to be a happy ending. I wanted some glimer of hope and felt if I kept reading it would be there.

  • I thought this book was excellent and I don't even like to read. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down. Even though Oprah proved it wasn't a true story, I won't change my opinion of a well-written book.