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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you jamfs to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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. An article in the Smoking Gun Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, this is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before.
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 status. In an interview with the Smoking Gun, Frey admitted that he had ’embellished central details’ in A Million Little Ajmes and backtracked on claims he made in the book.
Frey’s publisher stated that while kaawakw 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.
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I am debating whether to read this. I don’t think the fact he sold it as non-fiction when it wasn’t is the biggest deal but is it actually a good story?
Does it serve as a deterrence for drug use and alcohol abuse? Is it moving despite the ‘scandal?
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Julio Bonilla I am on the last few chapters, and I must milkon, this book literally takes you in-depth through what addicts go through in rehab: Flashbacks, withdrawal …more I am on the last few chapters, and I must say, this book literally takes you in-depth through what addicts go through in rehab: Flashbacks, withdrawal symptoms, trying to maintain the focus on one’s self.
I highly recommend you read this book. I’m 16 and don’t struggle with any sort of addiction, will this book do me much good or be interesting to me? I heard that the main character is very miilion, that the story is pretty fucked up, but it’s also really good.
Is it worth my time? I have a lot of other books I want to read so if anyone who has read it could give me a quick reply that would be great! Jeff Jones I read the book just after it was published and have to say I felt a little cheated when I read that it was fictional.
However, that lasted very …more I read the book just after it was published and have to say I felt a little cheated when I read that it was fictional.
However, that lasted very little time before I realised I should just admire it as a novel that I found easy, compelling and an interesting take on a world I have a little knowledge of. Read it, not personally struggling with addiction doesn’t mean the world of addiction is something you should have no interest in or knowledge of. See all 8 questions about A Million Mames Pieces…. Lists with This Book. Aug 25, Stephanie rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I did go into frfy 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 more 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 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.
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. Mxych a crackhead breaks the number one rule of the rehab centre they aren’t going to give him a second chance just because he is so incredible.
Now, that being said, mjlion second thing that irked me was how Frey tried to make himself into a hero. At no point in this book do I congratulate Frey for overcoming his addictions. I just don’t care because I don’t know what’s true and what isn’t. Frey explains to us over and over and over again how he is apparently the only person who has ever walked on the planet that can overcome addiction without the twelve steps. All of his support says in this book, “It won’t work James, no kawakq has ever stopped being an addict without the twelve steps.
He can stop this just with the power of his mind.
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He is also strong enough to go into a crackhouse while in rehab and not do any crack and as he’s leaving rehab he can sit infront of a huge class of whiskey and not drink it. You are the most incredible person on earth that’s what he wants us to say isn’t it? Third, I hate the bit at the end of the book that “explains” what happens to all of kawalw other characters.
You expect every single event. It’s like the “You get what’s coming” ending. Finally, I hate hate hate this Writing style. Little picky things, I know, but I found it made this book very hard to read. Random words capitalized in the middle of a sentence.
It irritated me to no end, in fact I could barely finish this book. I want to forget forget forget this book. View all 76 comments. Jun 07, Joe rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 uames. 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 kwaakw 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.
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He is hurt from smoking crack and huffing gas My Book Club chose to read this Book kkawakw the month of June. He is hurt from smoking crack and huffing gas and drinking and drinking and drinking. He is a mess.
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 pages.
But the Man meets some Friends who help him through the tough times, a Girl who he jamee in love with, and a hard-nosed psychologist who does not give up on him. The Man is sure he can kick his habit without the help of God or Jamees Steps. This is his story. I will read it anyway, I thought. It is a fast read. Look at how fast I am reading this book!
What a fast read. And then the Book started to annoy me. Why aren’t there quotation marks? It is not like a Cormac McCarthy book that eschews punctuation for the sake of sparse, beautiful maychh. It is just eschewing for the sake of eschewing. Why does the Man who writes the book capitalize some Nouns but not other nouns? Is the Man doing it because he thinks it’s artsy?
I don’t think a memoir should be artsy as much as it should be factual.
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Why are there no paragraph breaks or margins? I think the Man just thinks he’s cool, and Cool Guys don’t need margins or paragraph breaks.
Why does the Man keep repeating things? He eats eggs and cheese. He vomits and vomits and vomits and vomits. He is scared and heartbroken and worried and mad and facing his anger and wanting to drink and do drugs and hurt himself.
I want to hurt him for writing lists instead of sentences. I also want to hurt him For Doing. But there’s something about the book that made me want to read more. And I read it. I didn’t throw it across the room in a fit of Rage. It made me not want to do Crack.