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A Million Little Pieces

by James Frey

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A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
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    Apr 2003, 400 pages

    May 2004, 448 pages


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As the sister of a drug-addict, I was starved for information that would let me know just exactly how my brother felt, what was going through his mind, how he could possibly do the things he was doing, etc. I researched and researched, but could not find that "perfect" blend of what I was looking for, until I found this book. James does a wonderful job of explaining the painful side of addiction through his own eyes and the almost "other-worldly" force that compels people to use drugs and alcohol, over and over again, even though they know it's killing them. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those who have loved ones that are dealing with addiction. It offers a rare insight into the mind of the addicted.

This book shows what a real addiction is and how life is in treatment. i think that he was real with his thoughts and that is what this book is about. It is hard thing to be addicted and to love at the same time. I think his love for Lilly was real and wonderful. I know it is hard to live with people when they ruin your "chore." I think others should read this book because i loved it peroanlly and I would share it with my friends. When the he explains his feelings inside of him and his thoughts they are said over and over again because they are true and thats how addicts think. READ IT

As an significantly older female reader (I am an "active mature adult"!) and writer, I was overwhelmed by this young man's writing. I could not put the book down. James Frey takes people like me who know (it exists) but don't know about addiction and gives us a frighteningly real look at that world. It was painful to read and yet the relationships that developed inside rehab were beautiful, sometimes heart-wrenching. I don't think it should be looked at as an addict's disclaimer of AA and the 12 Steps, but as a point of view which says, "We don't have much chance of making it, but here is one who did. And I did it this way."
Spencer Briggs

A truly remarkable book. A compelling read that has left an indelible impression. No sentiment, self pity or blame. Just an in-your-face account of a horrific life and truly remarkable and courageous redemption. Unusual but engaging style of writing. I've lent the book to my 16 year old daughter and wonder if the book shouldn't be mandatory reading in schools.
jeff cothran

this book helped me with my addiction. almost an inspiration to me to help me get over my drug addictions. i reccomend this book to anyone struggling with any dependency.

This book is fabulous, it takes you right into a drug and alcohol addicts mind. I don't have one bad thing to say about this book I loved it....

excellent book......i cant put it down fro too long. It truly shapes the brutality drugs can do on someones life.

I have not yet finished it, but I can't stop thinking about it. When I'm working or doing other things, I feel an urge get back to it. This is one of those books that pulls you in and rushes through you as quickly as you can absorb it. I will miss it when it's finished.

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