I've read both books "A million little pieces" and "My friend leonard" regardless of both books being fabricated by imagination and fiction or through fact both books were beautifully written. I am not much of a reader AT ALL I've tried to read other books about addiction and none have captivated me or hit so close to home in my mind. I'm 18 years old and I've been recovering from habitual cocaine use for 7 months now and this book really gave me hope when I really didn't have any. And yes reguardless of how fucked up you are on drugs addicts can remember details were not retarded nor are we brain dead regardless of other petty steriotypes that "normal people" give us. I enjoyed both books very much and I could care less whether the stories came from his ass, his arm pitt, his mind or any other place stories can be fabricated or fictionalized. It was a great book keep up the great work James.
Recap: Since he was ten years old, James Frey has been drinking. He’s been smoking pot since he was a teenager and doing hard drugs since he graduated high school. Arrests and sweet girlfriends couldn’t get him to stop. So finally one day, he woke up on a plane with a broken nose, missing teeth and no idea where he was headed. It turns out, he was headed to meet his parents, who were taking him to a rehab facility — one of the best in the country — at the age of 23. With his life and his heart in a million little pieces, he spends the duration of the book trying to put it all back together in rehab.
A Million Little Pieces
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In This Book cover re-do I envisioned the typography of James Frey’s a Million Little Pieces as type made up of piles of ripped up photographs representing the life that had been destroyed by addiction. I tried to leave a few scraps around the edges that revealed a little more detail to signify the million torn pieces were someone’s personal photographs.
I'm 57 years old and reading James' book has had a profound impact on my life. Whether it's fact or fiction, there's no denying my experience and the difference that experience has made in transforming some issues I've carried around with me for about 42 of those years. I am deeply grateful for two words of "A Million Little Pieces" - HOLD ON.