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A Million Little Pieces

82 Ratings: 1.6
A book by James Frey

A Million Little Pieces is a controversial memoir by James Frey. It tells the story of a 23-year-old alcoholic and drug abuser and how he copes with rehabilitation in a Twelve Steps-oriented treatment center.       The book was … see full wiki

Author: James Frey
Genre: General, Careers & Business Life, Memoirs, Guides, Substance Abuse
Publisher: Anchor
Date Published: September 22, 2005
15 reviews about A Million Little Pieces
review by . June 19, 2010
"My urges are gone. My heart is beating slow and steady. Everything I know and I am and I have seen felt done past present past now then before now seen felt done hurt felt focus into a something beyond words beyond beyond beyond and it speaks now and it says.   Stay.   Fight.   Live.   Take it.   Cry.   Cry.   Cry."     --A Million Little Pieces        Frey's words resonate …
review by . June 26, 2010
           This book made me think alot about how drug addicts are percieved as these people who are lost and just out of their minds. People look down on them because they are addicted. This book gave an indepth look at how someone's mind works when they are on drugs. It has become very clear that drugs make you think and do very strange things.        I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested …
review by . July 13, 2010
I was warned about this book.  I heard about Frey and Oprah.  I heard about the big controversy, the scandal, the coming-clean of Frey.  I picked it up anyway because it looked interesting.        Frey is a great writer.  Check out his Bright Shiny Morning as well.  His tone and style are remarkable.  Crystal clear, non-traditional, always engaging.  It is very difficult to put down a Frey book.  I know the term "page turner" …
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
The controversy around this book has unfortunately taken away many of the poignant realities in the authors words. I cringed and could barely read the dentist portions. I do think there are raw emotions that everyone with addiction issues has to confront apparent throughout the book.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
love this book. what an inside view to what goes on inside your mind when you are on drugs. I can't imagine how that must feel... well now I can because i read this book . :)
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Such a cool book. Ya'll should read it
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Great, albeit fabricated, tale.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Not terrible, but not worth the hype it got on Oprah.
review by . June 22, 2010
I think I read this book when I was in seventh grade. I think, at the time, I remember liking it. It was harrowing, filled with those intangible dangers that fascinate seventh graders whose biggest challenge is sneaking in late after curfew. However, once I got a little older and switched from reading fiction to nonfiction, I was incredibly disappointed by this book. While I understand that truth is relative, and is more often than not bent by the writer, this book is almost entirely fictional. …
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
James' Frey is an original voice,this book is dark,sad,but I felt ultimately redeeming. Igonore the Oprah drama and read this,you won't be dissapointed.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Shattering! I could not put this down or get this out of my head!
review by . September 06, 2009
I recommend this book to anyone. I am definitely glad that I read it. However, before reading it I suggest you step out of the mindset that it is fiction or non-fiction. I really don't care and I am not angry at the author or the publishing company. Read this book without any preconcieved notions. Have an open mind and take it for what it is - whether that is fiction, non-fiction, or fantasy to you.       As the title of my review suggests, it is gritty and dark, sometimes disturbing. …
review by . June 09, 2009
Title: A Million Little Pieces  Author: James Frey  Genre: Memoir/Literature  Publisher: Anchor Books    James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" is a controversial memoir.  Controversial in the sense that there are doubts on whether the facts are true or not.  Even Oprah, who for once selected a book that did not suck for her mediocre book club, fried the author on television in front of millions of people for his fabrications.  I was …
review by . December 28, 2005
I recommend this book to anyone. I am definitely glad that I read it. However, before reading it I suggest you step out of the mindset that it is fiction or non-fiction. I really don't care and I am not angry at the author or the publishing company. Read this book without any preconcieved notions. Have an open mind and take it for what it is - whether that is fiction, non-fiction, or fantasy to you.    As the title of my review suggests, it is gritty and dark, sometimes disturbing. …
review by . October 12, 2005
I read this book because Oprah recommended it and she usually has Sixth Sense when it comes to good books!     I wish I had ordered Martha Stewart's new book instead.    Although Frey is a good writer--even masterful in places--too much of the book was repetitious.     One thing he does well is flesh out his characters so they become real, enabling his readers to sympathize with them. I felt the pain of his characters, but the joy of reading …
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