What is a million little pieces about
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.
A Million Little Pieces review – glossy addiction drama rings hollow
Sam Taylor-Johnson has brought the bestseller to the big screen while bypassing the controversy that trailed it, leading Adam White to ask: why bother? It is also the least fascinating thing about A Million Little Pieces. Frey was 17, addicted to a potentially lethal combination of cocaine, meth and nitrous oxide, wanted in three states on possession charges and with a face turned inside out after falling head-first down a fire escape. By the time he arrived at a Minnesota rehabilitation centre, he had four missing teeth and a hole in his cheek. Rehab proved sordid, surreal and ultimately healing, a collection of equally damaged and addicted characters providing colour and guidance to the young Frey.
Movies in Theaters
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The Taylor-Johnsons, who married after making the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy together, co-wrote the script here, with Sam directing and Aaron giving a lightweight, sanitised performance as Frey. The result is disappointingly dull, the equivalent of buying sham weed. You wait for something to happen, but … nothing. It opens on a euphoric high, with a beautiful hypnotic scene as Frey dances naked on crack to the Smashing Pumpkins. Stopping to light up a cigarette, he falls backwards off a balcony and smashes up his face.
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. As he checks into the rehab clinic, he is forced to quit his substance abuse, a transition that we find out later probably saves his life, but is also an incredibly agonizing event.