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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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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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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
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September 2005 : USA Library Binding
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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
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September 2005 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-606-34604-X / 978-0-606-34604-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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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
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May 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6100-0 / 978-0-7195-6100-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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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
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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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
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-307-27690-2 / 978-0-307-27690-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4000-3108-7 / 978-1-4000-3108-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6102-7 / 978-0-7195-6102-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6118-3 / 978-0-7195-6118-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6700-9 / 978-0-7195-6700-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
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2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-606-31258-7 / 978-0-606-31258-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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May 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6101-9 / 978-0-7195-6101-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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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
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-385-50884-0 / 978-0-385-50884-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)
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January 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-84854-605-X / 978-1-84854-605-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4055-0704-7 / 978-1-4055-0704-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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December 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
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December 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
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November 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A MILLION LITTLE PIECES
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-9750-1 / 978-0-7195-9750-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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October 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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October 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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April 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-56511-777-8 / 978-1-56511-777-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-56511-778-6 / 978-1-56511-778-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
Author(s): SparkNotes, James Frey
Publisher: SparkNotes
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February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
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May 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Million Little Pieces
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: Anchor
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