A Million Little Pieces: James Frey

Bought this book years ago when is was on featured on Oprah, later learned the author fabricated parts/some/all of this self-professed recount of his battle over drug and alcohol addiction. With that being said, whether this book is complete fiction or a true account of a persons battle with addiction, this is a compelling read that has left me profoundly touched. For those that would be disturbed by excessive and unabated profanity, this may not be recommended. However, I have found myself at different times in the story in a state of frantic reading catching myself holding my breath, or with tears streaming down my face, or in a position of extreme disgust, and also at times in complete joy.

 

For those with family or friends who may be addicts in any stage, this is a haunting look at the extremes of thought and action that possibly only can be truly understood by other addicts. I highly recommend this book.

  • Sam Hoskins 6y

    Souns interesting and I like the capture of the spine and cover
  • Eye8Pudding 6y

    Nice shot...I like the angle you took this at. I've heard quite a few people say that they still really liked or really wanted to read this even after Frey made his "confession".
  • Michelle 6y

    I'm still up in the air about this book. I've hear some say they still liked it despite the fact that it was fraud and others are ticked off because they said that what happened in this book could never have happened to anyone seeking treatment. Let me know what you think when you are finished.
  • vixs pixs 6y

    I read this years ago when I knew someone badly messed up by drugs and was moved by the honesty of the book, this was obviously changed by his confession. For people who have known/ do know/ have been through / are going through his fabrications are a bit of a slap in the face.
  • Melissa 6y

    Michelle I finished reading the book and still thought it was pretty awesome. The main reason I had never read it previously was because of his confession that it was mostly untrue. However, I went into it with the idea it was fiction. With that being said, it was heart wrenching and painful to read in spots. I have to assume that what he writes as his own experiences are embellished so he could "sell" the story and make money on it, but there have to others who have gone through similar (and probably worse) experiences in their own recovery efforts. I would still recommend it!
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