A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'Inspirational and essential' Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho
'Poignant and tragic' The Spectator
'Easily the most remarkable non-fiction book about drugs and drug taking since Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' Observer
James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only twenty-three.
What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told. His family takes him to a rehabilitation centre. And James Frey starts his perilous journey back to the world of the drug and alcohol-free living. His lack of self-pity is unflinching and searing.
A Million Little Pieces is a dazzling account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.
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What a story you were able to share at the young age of 23. You must be very proud of yourself, you shunned their 12 steps and stayed sober without them, just like you said you would. It is sad to hear of leanord's and Lilly's deaths. For you to stay sober after learning of such losses must have been challenging. Stay clean, James, and good luck!! Keep holding on. 👊
A million little pieces
This book may save your life. It shows how addictions take control of human mind. The story brings up the reality in which addicts live and devastating consequences of alcohol and drugs abuse.
"A million little pieces" allow a reader to understand people who were unfortunate and didn't have luck to live normal life. It takes reader for a journey through the nightmare of addiction from the perspective of the victim of alcohol and drugs who wants to be sober.
Beautiful, Horrific and Raw
I've wanted to read this book for a long time. When I finally downloaded it, I was hooked. James Frey writes from the heart in a way that I can certainly relate to. Having worked with offenders and addicts, as well as in the mental health profession helping young people who struggle with addictions and violence, this was an amazing memoir of a man who really put self-help to action. I could see the courage and dedication it took to go through but also write. As a Doaist, it was wonderful to see how the Dao helped him. Many struggle with its concept and applying it to life... But when life gives you nothing else to help you, you find yourself finally taking notice and it all opens itself up to you from them onwards. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever had to face themselves or who has ever been to scared to do so.