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My Friend Leonard

by James Frey

My Friend Leonard
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  • First Published:
    Jun 2005, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2006, 416 pages

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The follow up to Frey's infamous memoir, A Million Little Pieces

From the book jacket: Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring.

The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcohol addiction - and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate.

James embarks on his post-rehab existence in Chicago emotionally ...

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