A Million Little Pieces kindle ´ Paperback

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A Million Little Pieces kindle ´ Paperback Ó Intense unpredictable and instantly engaging this is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice Before considering reading this book please see the BookBrowse note on the book jacketreIntense unpredictable and instantly engaging this is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice Before considering reading this book please see the BookBrowse note on the book jacketreview pageBookBrowse Note January 9th 2006 An article in the Smoking Gun claimed that James Frey au I read MLP in the spring of 2004 after it was recommended to me by an internship supervisor turned friend when I shared with her a story I wrote about a man addicted to cocaine inspired by true life events Her life had also been touched by addiction and when she learned that mine was she lent me the book I was pulled in by it chewed up and spit out with everything put back together differently Together we dissected it at length comparing battle scars reopened by Frey's raw edged prose We were the only ones we knew who had read it and we didn't dare recommend it to just anyone It was too weighty the subject material cut too deep No MLP was like a secret club something to be shared prefaced with a disclaimer of It's really intense and kind of gory at parts impossible to read at others but you might like it Then Oprah happened Dear sweet well meaning Oprah departed from her usual selections and took her book club down a gnarled jagged path Before long suburban housewives were gasping when Frey vomited for the twelfth time themselves gagging on lunch when he got his root canal with only tennis balls to sueeze to control the pain until his nails shattered discussing his every relapse over coffee weeping when he found the redemption he had fought so hard against Then The Smoking Gun happened They broke open his story exposing alleged embellishments and outright fabrications They vilified him putting him down in a fiery pit with the likes of Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair The millions of sheep Oprah shepherded Frey's way responded in kind guided by a new messiah with a new message Frey was a dirty rotten man who should be spit upon if you run into him on the street And certainly don't waste your tears and pity on such a despicable individualThey feel betrayed They welcomed this man into their hearts they prayed for him and parts of him never existed That's all this book is to them the tragic story of a reluctant an unlikely hero A bit less palatable than say Macbeth but the archetype is still the sameThe Smoking Gun does have some hard evidence I'm not going to lie I don't know Frey personally I don't know anything about him beyond what he has written However it doesn't diminish how I feel about the book There are those of us like my friend and I with whom the book resonated due to an association with addiction can appreciate it for what it is however true or fabricated it may be I'm still haunted by things I read in that book I keep going back to the root canal scene That's one of the parts of the book that's under suspicion Whether it happened or not it's still captivating My own mother is in recovery with over a decade of sobriety She has to be very careful with what medications they use no matter how much pain they're in or how detatched they'd like to be She's been clean and sober for over a decade yet there are choices she to make every day with regards to keeping that sobriety No it's not as intense as the root canal scene Both however serve as examples of how that one drink after work can turn into 4 drinks and then passing out can turn into something that will direct the rest of your lifeThe fact of the matter remains the writing is solid and the story is compelling Frey is no Janet Cooke and MLP is no Jimmy's World If you read the book and you got a glimmer of hope from it whether it be about your own addiction or the demons a loved one has faced then it's still a worthwhile read

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Thor of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard fabricated key parts of his books They cited police records court documents and interviews with law enforcement agents which belie a number of Frey's claims regarding criminal charges against him jail terms and his fugitive statusIn an interview with the Smoking Gun Frey admitted that he had 'embellished central details' in A Million L So bad it's eminently uotable I fondly remember lines like I endured I endured I fucking endured and a bayonet an eight foot bayonet a fucking eight foot bayonet both during his traumatic root canal poor Jimmy and Like a child being burned alive a child being burned alive a child being fucking burned alive Frey's way of describing a grown man's screaming at the top of his lungs See the pattern here? Forgive me if I misuote him by leaving out ellipses No I didn't demand a refund on my copy I borrowed the book from a friend You could say this is stunning prose in that it feels like an eight foot bayonet being rammed through you but then I've never been bayoneted so I wouldn't know

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A Million Little PiecesIttle Pieces and backtracked on claims he made in the bookJanuary 26th 2006 Frey's publisher stated that while it initially stood by him after further uestioning of the author the house has sadly come to the realization that a number of facts have been altered and incidents embellished It will be adding a a publisher's note and author's note to all future editions of A Million Little Piec warning swear words follow beware bewareSo I read this knowing it was a total work of fiction but I think I would have gotten it even if I hadn't known It was just such utter crap oh look at me I'm so fucked up I can't even look myself in the eyes in fact I'm fucked up than EVERYONE else around me at this drug rehab facility and yet somehow everyone just instinctively loves me and look how tough I am I can undergo dental surgery without anesthesia because I AM HARD CORE and also DETERMINED TO KICK MY DRUG HABIT ALL ON MY OWN you know except for the help of all those people around me who inexplicably love me at first sight and will do anything to help me because they can sense my INNER NOBILITY Oh and look what a big strong tough brave chivalrous man I am for saving a woman who is well not as fucked up as me because face it nobody in the history of the world has EVER BEEN as fucked up as me but who is delicate and pretty and totally incapable of HANDLING HER SHIT like I am because I am MADE OF STEELYeah I really hated this book