Hooked on a Book about Addiction

I don’t want it to end, but I can’t read slower either…

a million little pieces

by James Frey

Photo credit: http://www.james-frey.com/james-frey

“Aged just twenty-three, James Frey had destroyed his body and his mind almost beyond repair. When he enters a rehabilitation centre to try to reclaim his life, he has to fight to determine what future, if any, he has. His lack of self-pity, cynicism and piety gives him an unflinching honesty – a fearless candour that is at once charming and appalling, searing and darkly funny.”

‘powerful and searingly self-critical … easily the most remarkable non-fiction book about drugs and drug taking since hunter s. thompson’s fear and loathing in las vegas … perversely uplifting, as a memoir, it is almost mythic’

‘a magnificent achievement and a fulfilling, unforgettable experience. frey’s brutally candid memoir has a youthful vigour and poetic tone that sets it above all previous addiction stories … an extraordinary and deeply moving book that will make you think about family, friendship, love, religion, death and perhaps most of all, the human spirit’
irish sunday independent

‘frey really can write. brilliantly. and if you don’t think so, f*** you’
evening standard

a million little pieces is as intense and perfectly detailed an account of a human quitting his drug and alcohol dependency as you are likely to read. and james frey is horribly honest and funny. he is unerring in his descent into a world where the characters need help in such extremely desperate ways. read this immediately’
gus van sant



    1. Of course I’ll accept!! When it comes to awards I’m like a child: I love getting awards (and songs 🙂 )!! Thank you so much Shaun, sending you a strong hug from hot and sticky (central) Israel. BTW, I think I’m finally moving ahead with my new post and hope to blog it by Sunday.


      1. WOW, I just read all the threads/comments and I’m speechless, what a creepy ignorant lunatic this guy is. You really know how to kick ass Shaun, NICE. His blog is fanatic racist and I think he should be reported. I can’t imagine WP toleratinng such a content. I want him kicked out here, what do you say? Ok with you if I “tell on him”?


      2. He still has his blog, but he was offline for a while…lol

        Yeah he was just an uneducated fool. I will accept anybody with an opinion, But at least know what you are talking about 🙂 This tool never had a clue!! I schooled his ass. People like him are very dangerous..
        And I reported him. Go here and report him.



  1. Yes, stories born out of the human strife are encouraging! This sounds like a great book, no doubt. Thanks for sharing…

    Enjoy your day,


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