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A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces
Author: James Frey
Publisher Comments (before the controversy): — Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, A Million Little Pieces is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-f...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307276902
ISBN-10: 0307276902
Publication Date: 9/22/2005
Pages: 430
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 2156 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 37
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.
reviewed A Million Little Pieces on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 25
An amazing novel. I wasn't interested in it until after the hype about the story being partially fiction. Even with that in mind, this book was excellent; one of the few life-changing novels I've read in my life.
Frey's writing makes him one of your family members or a close friend. You want him to succeed in sobering up and you hurt when he hurts.
Truly beautiful and incredibly sad, this novel will haunt you for a long time after you've read it.
reviewed A Million Little Pieces on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22
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.
reviewed A Million Little Pieces on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 16
A really good book, even though all the stuff came out later on the Oprah show ,about it also being a little bit of fiction as well as a memoir of addiction, it was still a really good book. I really couldn't have cared less if it was real or fiction...it was a riveting realistic portrayal of addiction.
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Helpful Score: 10
A controversial memoir about a young man suffering from substance abuse - I enjoyed it immensely regardless if it really occurred like this or not.
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onlyonenita avatar reviewed A Million Little Pieces on + 14 more book reviews
I don't care that this book was partially based on real-life experiences and parts were fabricated. It was still a very good read. Extremely engaging and you find yourself rooting for people.
rmgloudemans avatar reviewed A Million Little Pieces on
This is a great book. Really makes you think. Can't wait to read the next one.
klutman avatar reviewed A Million Little Pieces on
There has been a lot of controversy, it seems, to the truthfulness of this book. Regardless of this, it is a raw, real account of what drug and alcohol rehab is like. I've read this book several times over and is still a favorite that I will grab anytime. An adult book for sure, just due to the language and subject matter, but an excellent read!


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