A Million Little Pieces
Join Oprah and her book club tomorrow when they discuss James Frey’s explosive raunchy memoir, A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey.
Frey, now in his 30s, began his downward slide into the hellhole of multiple addictions when he was 10 and stayed there until friends and family put his bloodied filthy body on a plane to Minnesota where he cleaned up at the renowed Hazelden Clinic.
Frey’s quirky disregard for conventional writing details (punctuation, capitalization, paragraph breaks) and his blisteringly honest self-examination of his messy scramble to sobriety, has earned him comparisons to Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. His rejection of the time-tested 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous has caused deep concern among those institutions and professionals trained to help addicts.
Frey’s unapologetic tale of survival offers plenty of provocative talking points.