A Million Little Pieces
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... show more
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. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.
Publish date: September 22nd 2005
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
This book and the controversy circus surrounding it are about a decade old, so in case you don't remember: this book, marketed as a non-fiction account of James Frey's recovery from addiction, rocketed to success after it was chosen for Oprah's Book club. The Smoking Gun later revealed Frey to be a ...
Originally found on my book blog!Actual rating: 4.5 starsMy review:“I am an Alcoholic and I am a drug Addict and I am a Criminal.”When I first started reading this book, I had no idea about the controversy with this book. I feel like to write an honest review, I can’t not mention the controversy and...
It gets 4 stars because the farking font and free association paragraph style KILLED me (otherwise, it's probably 4.25). I never read this when Oprah told me to and I still didn't read it when she told me not to. I picked it up now because it popped up on about 10 different "Kelly, stop avoiding i...
If you know any alcoholics, you know they don't have total recall. . .
God this book is tedious. If you want a guide to hackneyed literary artifice, A Million Little Pieces is an object lesson.I read this book because of the hype and subsequent outrage at its fraudulence in 06-07. I figured to have so many people so worked up, there must be something to the book, right...