|Plot Summary of A Million Little Pieces|
|""A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey is a brutally
explicit, honest novel about what Frey went through in a durg/alcohol rehab center. It not only focused on his experiences in the rehab center, but it also gave some insight into the horrible things that happened to him and that he did while using - the incomprehensible life of an addict.
The book made me laugh, made me ill, it shocked and saddened me, and I cried at the end. It made me appreciate NOT having to go through what James Frey went through.
The book sadly tells the statistics - only 15% of those that leave the treatment center, actually "recover" and stay clean
Tammy, Resident Scholar
|""A Million Little Pieces" is a true story of James Fray's struggle with addiction, criminal activity, and non-mainstream views in one of the most mainstream and structured environments in the world: a rehab center and mental institution. The book details James's struggle to cope with knowing he can overcome his addictions (but not the way society wants him to), the friends he makes, and the conversations he has. "
Lauren, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Million Little Pieces|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental hospital
Life in an institution
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- accused criminal
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- druggie/wino disease
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Pacific NW
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
- 76%-100% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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