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Download Epub Format ↠´ A Million Little Pieces PDF by ê James Frey My Book Club chose to read this Book for the month of June.
I had owned it for years and never gotten around to reading it.
Then I read it.
The Book A Million Little Pieces.
It is the allegedly true but probably not story of a Man who smokes a lot of crack and huffs gas and drinks and drinks and drinks until he is so sick he blacks out and he worries his friends and his family until he is sent to a Clinic He has no front teeth and his cheek has a gash He is hurt from smoking crack and huffing gas and drinking and drinking and drinking.
He is a mess.
He needs help.
He is a mess and he needs help.
He does not want to be at the Clinic and fights all the Rules for the first 200 pages But the Man meets some Friends who help him through the tough times, a Girl who he falls in love with, and a hard nosed psychologist who does not give up on him The Man is su 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 Jacket Review PageBookBrowse Note January Th An Article In The Smoking Gun Claimed That James Frey Author 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 Little Pieces And Backtracked On Claims He Made In The BookJanuary Th Frey S Publisher Stated That While It Initially Stood By Him, After Further Questioning 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 Pieces I read A Million Little Pieces before the entire scandal broke out surrounding the truthfulness of the memoir Even before obtaining the knowledge that the book was not 100% truthful, I found it to be an overdramatized and unrealistic account of what real life drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are like In many scenes in the book I felt as though Frey was self aggrandizing and in some parts even glorifying the experience of being a drug addict He portrayed drug addicts as rough and rugged, people that have been around the block than once Although there is definitely some truth to this, the other side of it is that Rehab is an incredibly sad place to visit It is filled with lost souls who due to their brain chemistry, life experiences and poor luck have no other choice or options but to admit themselves People rarely volunteer reha I did go into this book after the whole scandel business went down, and I went in not caring if it wasn t quite as factual as some may thinkg Going in knowing this, I had a fairly open mind thinking of it as a based on a true story kind of memoir hey if I was writing about rehab I would probably change a few things too However, even going in with this mind set I was SO irritated that this piece of crap had ever been sold as non fiction And no, it wasn t the fact that most of the book was clearly made up, but a number of other things First off, there were far too many fancy only in the fiction world events If a crack head runs away from rehab, the guy that doesn t like him isn t going to come and help him on his mission My Book Club chose to read this Book for the month of June.
I had owned it for years and never gotten around to reading it.
Then I read it.
The Book A Million Little Pieces.
It is the allegedly true but probably not story of a Man who smokes a lot of crack and huffs gas and drinks and drinks and drinks until he is so sick he blacks out and he worries his friends and his family until he is sent to a Clinic He has no front teeth and his cheek has a gash He is hurt from smoking crack and huffing gas and drinking and drinking and drinking.
He is a mess.
He needs help.
He is a mess and he needs help.
He does not want to be at the Clinic and fights all the Rules for the first 200 pages But the Man meets some Friends who help him through the tough times, a Girl who he falls in love with, and a hard nosed psychologist who does not give up on him The Man is su 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 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 addicts exaggerate the truth who knew first off, it s a great read with a unique style frey makes a sort of rhythm with his sentence structure throughout the entire story, pulling and pushing the reader along at a pace that he frey determines, and that is an amazing accomplishment in itself it is also a wonderful tool for bringing the reader into a world that he she may have absolutely no idea about i ve been to rehab a few, actually, over the course of a year and it is very much like going on a roller coaster without a seat belt when you are least prepared physically mentally for even the slow car ride there.
secondly, it would blow a lot of minds to do some research on how ineffective AA really is for So bad, it s eminently quotable 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 misquote 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.
I really wish I d gotten my shit together to review this before all of the news about how much of it might be fiction started swirling around But since I didn t, I feel some responsibility to talk about that, as well as about the book itself Oh well.
The drama, in case you live under a rock, is that the truth of a number of the claims Frey makes in this book, a memoir, is being contested You can take a look at this article if you d like information My thoughts are that Frey probably did exaggerate or simply make up some of the things he writes in A Million Little Pieces Mostly, though, I don t care My not caring is twofold First, this is a great book, and it would be a great book if it were fiction, so why should it matter how much of it actually happened Secondly, I think it s naive to expect a memoir to be 100% factual if 100% factual even exists People write with an agenda, people eve warning swear words follow, beware beware So 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 savin What a million little piece s of crap By the time I finished this book I was craving a few stiff drinks, desperately tearing up the house looking for a syringe and spoon If I had only thrown this one in the Goodwill bin sooner I have no clue why anyone would think this was worthwhile reading material I found it to be vapid, self aggrandizing bullshit from start to finish.
I read this book before the whole Oprah controversy confrontation, so that really had no impact upon my lowly opinion This book was so badly written and sophomoric, I never had an inkling of empathy for any of the characters, particularly the author himself So why am I wasting my time writing this review Just in hopes that you will decide not to read this shite Thank you for just saying The first part of this book is well done Frey does describe what it is like to be an addict well I m one I know After that, it was pure fiction very dangerous fiction for an addict.
From his description, I believe he went to the same treatment center as I did They would never allow him to run his own program or pull half the crap he said he did His best thinking will power got him to treatment It isn t logical nor part of any reputable treatment plan, to allow the addict to cure himself If it was, none of us would ever be in a treatment center in the first place I went there because it was that or death My mother read the book said it gave her an insight into my disease she had never had before Kudos for that Seriously, I am most thankful it s the only reason this didn t get a single star She believed the whole book I knew most of it was fiction way before Oprah f I read A Million Little Pieces before the entire scandal broke out surrounding the truthfulness of the memoir Even before obtaining the knowledge that the book was not 100% truthful, I found it to be an overdramatized and unrealistic account of what real life drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are like In many scenes in the book I felt as though Frey was self aggrandizing and in some parts even glorifying the experience of being a drug addict He portrayed drug addicts as rough and rugged, people that have been around the block than once Although there is definitely some truth to this, the other side of it is that Rehab is an incredibly sad place to visit It is filled with lost souls who due to their brain chemistry, life experiences and poor luck have no other choice or options but to admit themselves People rarely volunteer reha

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