A Million Little Pieces

Canada
July 13, 2007 7:56pm CST
I am approximately in the middle of the book. So far I am not very impressed. The writing is very poor and the references Frey used in the book were not very well researched. I don't understand how Oprah could recommend this book. Does anyone have any thoughts on this book
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
14 Jul 07
After Oprah recommended the book the story broke that much of the book isn't true. From what I have read, Frey claims he first wrote it to be a fictional account loosely based on his recovery. When publishers wouldn't pick it up it was suggested he make it a 'factual' account of his recovery. Seems at best he was a bit lazy about re-writing it to fit the new angle. If you're reading it because you or a loved one is struggling with addiction; then you may pull something insightful out of it. I do believe that Frey is clean & sober now and has been for as long as he claims (which at the moment I can't remember how long that is). That in & off itself can offer hope to people living with addictions. But I'd also caution you if that's why you are reading this, his methods & beliefs are probably the least likely to net lasting sobriety, even if it did for him. So to sum it up- I don't think it's the best book on addictions ever written, but it has some redeeming moments.
• United States
14 Jul 07
Oprah actually had the guy on her show again and tore into him about that book. I think she banned his works, lol. It was a horribly dull book though. Blessed Be