44 member(s) found this review helpful.
So Oprah had a hissy fit over this book. So people were put off because of some alleged fictionalization of this story. Regardless, it is excellent reading, and the author either has done a tremendous amount of research into addiction and recovery, or experienced addiction and recovery to tell this chilling story. In all reality, when one tells their side of a story, who isn't tempted to expound upon the truth a bit? Embellishment makes for good story telling. The only difficulty I had with the story is that an addict as severe as Frey could gain and maintain sobriety in as short a time as six weeks.
26 member(s) found this review helpful.
Being the wife to an addict and alcoholic(10 years sober) I really enjoyed the book. I felt like it was something I needed to read. A great insite to what getting clean "feels like".
Fiction or non-fiction, it doesn't really metter, it's still a great story.
25 member(s) found this review helpful.
This book isn't at all what Oprah claimed it to be....I never finished it. It is just garbage. He just uses this book as a platform to have an excuse to use expletives repeatedly and be completely a fool. You can tell it isn't a memoir....it is just overly exaggerated....overly everything. I work with at-risk, drug/alcoholic people. None of which are over the top like Mr. Frey.