A nephew’s recommendation proved to be a winner.

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

FreyFirstly I need to say that if you haven’t read this then you must.  If you do decide to read it do so without reading any of the controversy published on the internet.  Go to the book with an unbiased mind.

From the book jacket:

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.

This was a remarkable book. I was left pondering it for a long while after I finished reading.  It is a powerful story about drugs and drug taking and although there has been considerable controversy regarding the authenticity of the memoir it still packs a powerful punch.

Definitely worth reading.

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