A Million Little Pieces is a semi-fictional memoir written by James Frey. It tells us about his alcohol and drug addiction, and how he dealt with his inner rage to overcome all obstacles.
Summary of the Book
The book begins with James Frey waking up in a plane and not knowing how he got there. When his parents found out about his drug and alcohol addiction, they decided to send him to a rehabilitation center. Everything that happens from this moment on will give readers an idea as to why the book was so titled. You will also find out the truth about Frey’s mental and physical troubles. The author recalls how he had to get a root canal removed without anesthesia because his body might have reacted badly to Novocaine. Also, he had to attend several family therapy sessions against his will. As the story goes, we begin to understand that it is the anger that Frey has within himself that causes him to turn to alcohol and drugs.
About James Frey
James Frey, a novelist and American writer, has authored two other best sellers apart from A Million Little Pieces titled My Friend Leonard and Bright Shiny Morning. In his books, Frey makes use of a writing technique called stream of consciousness in which the author expresses his thoughts and feelings by writing it down in words. He would capitalize nouns and repeat several words in order to emphasize the meaning behind what was written. Frey graduated from Denison University in Ohio and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He works as a director, producer and screenwriter.
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A Million Little Pieces
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