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A million little pieces, James Frey

Label
A million little pieces
Title
A million little pieces
Statement of responsibility
James Frey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Imagine waking up on a plane. You have no idea where you have been or where you are going, you have no memory of the preceding two weeks." "Imagine that your front four teeth have been knocked out, your nose is broken, and there is a gash on your cheek. Imagine that you have no wallet, no money, no job." "Imagine the police in three states are looking for you." "Imagine that you have been an alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three. What would you do? What would you do?" "When he entered a residential treatment center at the age of twenty-three, James Frey had destroyed his body and his mind almost beyond repair. He faced a stark choice: accept that he wasn't going to see twenty-four or step into the fallout of his smoking wreck of a life and take drastic action. Surrounded by patients as troubled as he - including a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute - and a droning dogma of How to Recover, Frey had to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he had lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. A Million Little Pieces is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.29/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5831.M6
LC item number
F74 2003
Literary form
non fiction
A million little pieces, James Frey
Label
A million little pieces, James Frey
Publication
Note
In response to allegations published in The Smoking Gun Web site that the author had fabricated many of the facts and experiences described in the book, later printings include an insert in which the publisher states that "Memoir is a personal history whose aim is to illuminate, by way of example, events and issues of broader social consequence. By definition, it is highly personal. In the case of Mr. Frey, we decided A million little pieces was his story, told in his own way, and he represented to us that his version of events was true to his recollections. Recent accusations against him notwithstanding, the power of the overall reading experience is such that the book remains a deeply inspiring and redemptive story for millions of readers."
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7382837
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780385507752
Lccn
2002044393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL75967
  • (DLC) 2002044393
  • 7382837
  • (BNAtoc) 2002044393

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