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A Million Little Pieces

Frey, James, 1969- (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Million Little Pieces
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A memoir of drug and alcohol abuse and the rehabilitation experience examines addiction and recovery through the eyes of a man who had taken his addictions to deadly extremes, describing the battle to confront the consequences of his life.
Authors: Frey, James, 1969-
Statement of Responsibility: James Frey
Title: A million little pieces
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2004, c2003
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 430 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2003
"Anchor Books."
Summary: A memoir of drug and alcohol abuse and the rehabilitation experience examines addiction and recovery through the eyes of a man who had taken his addictions to deadly extremes, describing the battle to confront the consequences of his life.
Subject Headings: Frey, James, 1969- Drug addicts Minnesota Biography Opioid-Related Disorders rehabilitation Personal Narratives Drug addicts Rehabilitation Minnesota Toxicomanes Minnesota Biographies
Topical Term: Drug addicts
Opioid-Related Disorders
Drug addicts
Toxicomanes
ISBN: 1400031087
9781400031085
0307276902
9780307276902
Branch Call Number: B Frey F
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Jul 10, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

While this is a good story that I could see being turned into a miniseries, it is very choppy to read. There are no quotation marks (therefore conversations and speakers are difficult to identify from thoughts and actions) and the majority of the book is very repetitive-- especially for a 400+ page book.

However, there are some great morals and philosophies in this book. A controversial memoir, Frey displays his growth as a person/ character over the course of a few weeks, and that change is remarkable. Additionally, the people he may or may not have actually met along the way, especially Leonard and Lilly, are very lovable people.

Just be aware that this is the story of addiction, so it ends bittersweet.

Mar 03, 2014
  • tavkaa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I was really caught up in the picture painted of the characters in this book until I remembered the controversy about the author and Ophra. I read the reviews and even though I had not yet finished the book, it took on another feel for me.

Jan 17, 2014
  • Pringle rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the worst books I've ever attempted to read - I say "attempted" because, although I hate starting something and not completing it, I simply wasn't able to finish this.
His writing style is horrible and especially at the beginning of the book, is very difficult to stomach.
I already knew of the controversy about this author long before I read the book but I still wanted to give it a read, but I was disappointed. In no way shape or form should James Frey be considered anything remotely resembling a writer.
Aweful!

May 19, 2013
  • booksrock97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked the language during the first couple parts, but then it got annoying at times. However, the overall novel was an amazing read with a great plot. Sort of slow in the middle, but the ending is great. The controversy associated with the book is illogical to me. I dont really care if it was fact or fiction as long as it was a good read

Apr 25, 2013
  • djkilocanada rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was A great novel. If you would like to hear A good story of A drug addict then I suggest A million little pieces. I really loved the style of writing for this book, James Frey really had me feel like I was in his mind. And I felt like I understood the characters throughout the story as well. And the dramatic ending was heartfelt so much to bring tears to my eyes.
Great for everyone, especially those who have substance abuse problems.
~Tim

Mar 19, 2012
  • KatrinaP rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So much controversy about this book....how much is fiction, how much did he just make up? Who really cares at the end of the day? This is a great read, giving the reader a fantastic look at a totally different kind of life; that of serious addiction. Love the informal style of writing which adds to the underbelly kind of tone James Frey has going there.

Feb 06, 2012
  • dotdeangelo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fiction or non-fiction? I still liked the way he told the story.

Aug 17, 2011
  • mccloskey72 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I don't care about the controversary that surrounded this book - it was a good one - real or not real.

Jul 05, 2011
  • Brandi3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. I could read it over and over. i cant get enough of it. i would LOVE to see it made into a movie.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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May 19, 2013
  • booksrock97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 23, 2011
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May 04, 2011
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Oct 25, 2011
  • musicfreak8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was pretty interesting to read, but it was painful to read at some parts.

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May 04, 2011
  • Karen54321 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Mar 29, 2011
  • waitingforeternity rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 29, 2011
  • waitingforeternity rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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May 04, 2011
  • Karen54321 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don't work. "
— James Frey (A Million Little Pieces)

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