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My Friend Leonard

My Friend Leonard

(2005)
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Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring.

The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcohol addiction-and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate.

James embarks on his post-rehab existence in Chicago emotionally devastated, broke, and afraid to get close to other people. But then Leonard comes back into his life, and everything changes. Leonard offers his "son" lucrative-if illegal and slightly dangerous-employment. He teaches James to enjoy life, sober, for the first time. He instructs him in the art of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his passion for writing, and provides a watchful and supportive veil of protection under which James can get his life together. Both Leonard's and James's careers flourish . . . but then Leonard vanishes. When the reasons behind his mysterious absence are revealed, the book opens up in unexpected emotional ways.

My Friend Leonard showcases a brilliant and energetic young writer rising to important new challenges-displaying surprising warmth, humor, and maturity-without losing his intensity. This book proves that one of the most provocative literary voices of his generation is also one of the most emphatically human.

 
Used availability for James Frey's My Friend Leonard


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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-57322-315-8 / 978-1-57322-315-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6115-9 / 978-0-7195-6115-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-59448-195-4 / 978-1-59448-195-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6117-5 / 978-0-7195-6117-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6797-1 / 978-0-7195-6797-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1969 : UK Paperback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7195-6116-7 / 978-0-7195-6116-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray Pub.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2005 : USA Paperback
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 0-7394-6299-7 / 978-0-7394-6299-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4193-6254-2 / 978-1-4193-6254-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2005 : UK Audio edition
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4193-5888-X / 978-1-4193-5888-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
ISBN: 1-4193-5890-1 / 978-1-4193-5890-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2006 : UK Kindle edition
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: My Friend Leonard
Author(s): James Frey
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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