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A Million Little Pieces

(2003)
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Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, A Million Little Pieces is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature of addiction and the meaning of recovery.

By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky.

But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery.

James has to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he has lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. It is this fight, told with the charismatic energy and power of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, that is at the heart of A Million Little Pieces: the fight between one young manís will and the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion, the fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart.

A Million Little Pieces is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.

 
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Used availability for James Frey's A Million Little Pieces


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Million Little Pieces (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4352-8795-9 / 978-1-4352-8795-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Million Little Pieces (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Oprah's Book Club (Prebound))
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4176-9994-9 / 978-1-4176-9994-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : USA Turtleback
Title: Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-606-34604-X / 978-0-606-34604-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4176-3439-1 / 978-1-4176-3439-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6100-0 / 978-0-7195-6100-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-385-50775-5 / 978-0-385-50775-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6113-2 / 978-0-7195-6113-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: DOUBLEDAY
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces (flipback edition)
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4447-3002-9 / 978-1-4447-3002-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-307-27690-2 / 978-0-307-27690-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4000-3108-7 / 978-1-4000-3108-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6102-7 / 978-0-7195-6102-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6118-3 / 978-0-7195-6118-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6700-9 / 978-0-7195-6700-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2004 : USA Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-606-31258-7 / 978-0-606-31258-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6101-9 / 978-0-7195-6101-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-9657505-9-0 / 978-0-9657505-9-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor / Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : USA Paperback
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-385-50884-0 / 978-0-385-50884-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-84854-605-X / 978-1-84854-605-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4055-0704-7 / 978-1-4055-0704-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   

December 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: A MILLION LITTLE PIECES
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-9750-1 / 978-0-7195-9750-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-56511-777-8 / 978-1-56511-777-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2003 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-56511-778-6 / 978-1-56511-778-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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