"A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey

Wednesday, 02 May 2007

For some poor souls, those substances that lubricate conversation, ease pain, or invoke euphoria can become demanding mistresses that destroy lives. When the problem gets out of control, Alcoholics Anonymous and various other twelve-step programs are the most popular and well-known methods addicts use to conquer their demons. James Frey argues against the twelve-step method of recovery in his melodramatic tale of overcoming addiction to booze, crack, and assorted other pharmaceuticals, A Million Little Pieces. Frey's memoir, which chronicles his six weeks in rehab, was a bestseller even before America's spiritual leader Oprah ...

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