A Million Little Pieces by James FreyIntense, 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 page.
BookBrowse Note: January 9th 2006: 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 Freys 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 Pieces and backtracked on claims he made in the book.
January 26th 2006. Freys 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 publishers note and authors note to all future editions of A Million Little Pieces.
Oprah Winfrey Show Interview with James Frey - Oprah Winfrey Best Show
The misery memoir that duped the world: why was literary liar James Frey so easily forgiven?
Please refresh the page and retry. Oprah was not alone. The writer Pat Conroy had called it nothing less than "the War and Peace of addiction", and Frey seemed set for literary stardom. In , his book sold more copies in the US than any other, bar Harry Potter. And then facts replaced fiction, and the whole edifice came crashing down around him.
Large parts of the stories were later found to be exaggerated or fabricated , sparking a media controversy. Frey is a Denison University alumnus, a history major from the class of
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A Million Little Pieces is a book by James Frey , originally sold as a memoir and later marketed as a semi-fictional novel following accusations of literary forgery. While initially promoted as a memoir, it was later discovered that many of the events described in the book never happened. A badly tattered James awakens on an airplane to Chicago, with no recollection of his injuries or of how he ended up on the plane. He is met by his parents at the airport, who take him to a rehabilitation clinic. We find out that James is 23 years old, and has been an alcoholic for ten years, and a crack addict for three. He is also wanted by the police in three states on several charges.