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A Million Little Pieces
A Million Little Pieces
Author: James Frey
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-face with a provocative new understanding of th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780965750592
ISBN-10: 0965750590
Publication Date: 2003
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 163 ratings
Publisher: Nan A. Talese Doubleday
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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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.
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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.
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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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reviewed A Million Little Pieces on + 4 more book reviews
Sorry, not my cup of tea.. Tedious one line conversations that seem to go on forever. I got that he doesn't believe in God or a higher power, I can respect that. I have about 10 more pages to finish the book & I can't wait.

Anne
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I dont care about all the drama Oprah tried to stir up around this book. I enjoyed it, i felt like i was getting a peek into an addict's head and that was so interesting to me. I think James Frey is a fantastic author with a singular voice, that I was moved by, isnt that what you want in a book? I am looking forward to reading 'My Friend Leonard' which is the follow up to this.
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I read this book after all the hoop-la on Oprah, so I went in to this book knowing parts were embellished. I thought it was very well written. I have never read a book quite like it, it was the hardest and easiest book I have read. Descrepencies or not, I believe the heart of the addiction struggle rings true.


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