A Million Little Pieces (Paperback)

Author: Frey, James

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I love this book, I have been reading it for two days and I can't put it down. I am half way thorugh the book, and I can't wait to see how it ends. The last time I read a novel was about 10 years ago, and now I can't wait to see what the next book will be...

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Kirkus' review above reads oblivious. He needs to put down the thesaurus and stop trying to sound overeducated. Let me review this book in real terms. Frey's book is a dark portrayal of the uncomfortably painful task of taking one's own personal inventory. We all have a hard time putting this book down because it really depicts a piece of us all and how we constantly deny addressing the demons that palgue us. Frey actually gives us an opportunity to see the His very personal struggle and allows us to experience for ourselves what we will inevitably have to endure to rid ourselves of the demons of our own addiction. What a gift. For all of you out there that KNOW you are in pain and DYING inside, please HOLD ON. Please, just long enough to read this book. It just may save your life or that of someone else. HOLD ON........and just for today, don't be afraid. IT'S A MUST READ!

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by cgailallison@verizon.net on 9/28/2005

I love this book, I have been reading it for two days and I can't put it down. I am half way thorugh the book, and I can't wait to see how it ends. The last time I read a novel was about 10 years ago, and now I can't wait to see what the next book will be... Read More

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on 12/12/2005

Kirkus' review above reads oblivious. He needs to put down the thesaurus and stop trying to sound overeducated. Let me review this book in real terms. Frey's book is a dark portrayal of the uncomfortably painful task of taking one's own personal inventory. We all have a hard time putting this book down because it really depicts a piece of us all and how we constantly deny addressing the demons that palgue us. Frey actually gives us an opportunity to see the His very personal struggle and allows us to experience for ourselves what we will inevitably have to endure to rid ourselves of the demons of our own addiction. What a gift. For all of you out there that KNOW you are in pain and DYING inside, please HOLD ON. Please, just long enough to read this book. It just may save your life or that of someone else. HOLD ON........and just for today, don't be afraid. IT'S A MUST READ! Read More

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Product Overview

"The most lacerating tale of drug addiction since William S. Burroughs' Junky." --"The Boston Globe"
"Again and again, the book delivers recollections that leave the reader winded and unsteady. James Frey's staggering recovery memoir could well be seen as the final word on the topic."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"A brutal, beautifully written memoir."--"The Denver Post"
"Gripping . . . A great story . . . You can't help but cheer his victory." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review"

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307276902
SKU 31302125
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307276902
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Praise
"Frey captures with often discomforting acuity the daily grind and painful reacquaintance with human sensation that occur in long-term detox....Our acerbic narrator conveys urgency and youthful spirit with an angry, clinical tone and some initially off-putting prose tics...that ultimately create striking accruals of verisimilitude and plausible human portraits. Startling, at times pretentious..., but ultimately breathtaking." (starred review)
"Frey has said that he wanted his book to lay bare the torment of recovery in all its excruciating detail, and there is an audacity to the way he allows himself to appear so unlikable and seldom leavens the proceedings with humor or intimations that everything will turn out all right. But an unwelcome narcissism creeps through, too--it's evident that the sober Frey still digs the supertough, supersick baddie he was."
From the Publisher
Annotation This addiction memoir opens with the author's awakening on an airplane with a broken nose, a hole in his cheek, and four missing teeth--and no knowledge of how he received those injuries or, indeed, of how he got on the plane or where he's going. James Frey writes candidly about his monumental problems with drugs and alcohol, his terrifying experiences, and his relationships with the fellow-addicts he encountered over six weeks of detox at a Minnesota clinic. ||Many readers (including Oprah, who in 2005 made A MILLION LITTLE PIECES the first nonfiction selection for her Book Club) have praised the book for the raw and real-seeming quality of its reminiscences. However, allegations have since arisen that many of the events in the book were either extraordinarily exaggerated or entirely fabricated, including the author's personal involvement in a tragic car accident in high school and his three-month incarceration. The book's defenders, in turn, claim that a memoirist's perspective often involves a skewing of the facts, and the quality of the book is what counts, not its factual basis.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0430
Publisher Anchor Books

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