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James Frey

(James Christopher Frey)
USA flag (b.1969)

aka Pittacus Lore

James Frey is the author of a million little pieces and my friend leonard. After battling with alcohol addiction and spending time in rehab, he wrote a million little pieces which was published in 2003 in America and the following year in the UK to critical acclaim. He wrote the sequel, my friend leonard about life after rehab, which was published in 2005 in the US and the year after in the UK. James Frey now lives in New York with his wife, daughter and dog. He is still writing.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Thriller
Non fiction
   A Million Little Pieces (2003)
   My Friend Leonard (2005)
   Insomniac (2016) (with Pasquale Rotella)
James Frey recommends
Girls (2003)
Nic Kelman
"An honest and brutal look into the minds of men... a beautiful, beautiful book."
Blue Blood (2004)
Edward Conlon
"Beautiful and inspiring, terrifying and heartbreaking."
Catch (2005)
Will Leitch
"Will Leitch's first novel is a coming-of-age story that will resonate for young people and adults alike."
Body Copy (2009)
Michael Craven
"Funny, tense, smart... Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen should be proud [that] there's finally a writer to carry on their tradition."
The Twenty-Year Death (2012)
Ariel S Winter
"Not content with writing one first novel like ordinary mortals, Ariel Winter has written three – and in the style of some of the most famous crime writers of all time for good measure. It's a virtuoso act of literary recreation that's both astonishingly faithful and wildly, audaciously original. One hell of a debut."
The Cave Dwellers (2021)
Christina McDowell
"The Cave Dwellers is a provocative and extraordinary tale of family legacy, racism, classism and greed. In scathing prose, McDowell’s writing is as addictive as it is powerful. Love this book, and it’s still lingering in my mind weeks after reading it."

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