Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: May 11, 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1400079012
ISBN - 13: 9781400079018
From the Publisher
At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his
front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where
the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An
alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked
into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told
he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is
Frey's acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
James Frey was born on September 12, 1969. He graduated from Denison University in 1992. He eventually moved to Los Angeles and found work as a screenwriter, director, and producer. He wrote the screenplays to the films Kissing a Fool and Sugar: The Fall of the West, which he also directed. He is an American author who was thrust into the spotlight after he published his "autobiographical" book, A Million Little Pieces in 2003. By 2006 it became common knowledge that parts of the memoir were fictitious. This lead Frey and his publisher to a public confrontation on the Oprah show. After admitting that he had made parts of the book up, a note was published in future editions of the book to that effect. Also, readers who felt that they were "defrauded" and who bought the book prior to the 2006 date were offered a refund by Random House. His other books include My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning, and The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. In 2009 he formed a young adult publishing company, Full Fathom Five, which wrote the novels I Am Number Four and The Power of Six under the name of Pittacus Lore. I Am Number Four was made into a movie in 2011.