James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces"
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This three page book review of James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" looks at several major points of this work. It looks at James' steps as he moves through rehab in a motivational model, how he copes with the family dynamics in the work, how he is effectively (or not) guided by the staff at the center, and finally, how the work, even though fictional, can be seen as valid.
From the Paper:"Frey's now famous work, entitled "A Million Little Pieces" has recently caught the attention of the American public--firstly from being sponsored by Oprah's Book Club, to then being openly renounced as a work of false fiction. Yet, however one looks at this situation, it can be agreed upon that the work is compelling. Telling the story of a twenty-three year old's collapse into alcoholism and drug addiction, and his way out of this circumstance, it shows unusual honesty of character and family. Moving from a bewildering plane ride to placement in a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility by the seventh page, the majority of the work revolves around James' reactions to treatment, coupled with flashbacks in the form of user-dreams. The work touches upon personal change via a motivational model, illustrates the importance of family dynamics and staff upon..."
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