James Frey Message Board
ahawthorn21 posts on 12/17/2006 12:04:35 AM
I love James Frey's books. Is there anymore in the future?
Stacia Oberst posts on 12/8/2006 7:40:34 AM
I just want to say that I bought this book yesterday, and I am almost done with it already. I can relate so much to his experiences, I even went to the same treatment center in MN. Though he may have fabricated a few things in this book, it is very inspiring. What author hasn't done this? The fact is, that he can look at his past, and share it with others, when alot of people hide behind who they want to be and not who they are.
Jane posts on 11/27/2006 9:48:51 AM
Everyone needs to calm the down. Hes just here to tell his story. He was strong enough to tell everything that is true. Although some of the things he said were not true he still deserves to me remebered by a great book instead of a horrible lying author. He even has a poetic sense to his story ending some of the "chapters" with a really nice ending.
Erin posts on 11/18/2006 3:30:56 AM
i must say that i love James Frey. I love the way he writes and hes storys. They all might not be completly true, but that shoudnt matter, he still wrote 2 great books. i hope he writes more!
Mel posts on 11/14/2006 2:35:47 PM
I agree with what has been said here. My little brother is an addict who is in jail now for the second time and this time will be a long time. Who really CARES if James tells every single second as it happened, the point is, that I have gained some perspective as to how my brothers mind is working, and how the addiction has taken over his body. I have never been able to put myself into his shoes until I read this book. If anything, I think any memoir of something so horrifying SHOULD be embellished to the point where the reader can feel the feelings that must have been there.
But America loves a soap box, don't they? ESPECIALLY the talk show hosts.
Quinn posts on 11/10/2006 12:49:58 PM
Yes, what a story to tell. I understand the need to embelish, to make yourself look different than you really are. One day I do hope that James is able to be honest with himself,not so much others, but himself.Then and only then will he know what being clean and sober really means.
stefanie posts on 11/8/2006 9:19:02 PM
I just want to put it out there that James Frey is a STRONG individual, who wrote A Million Little Pieces to tell his story. Whether or not things were exagerated within the text is completely irrelevent. I watched the Oprah episode today where Oprah ATTACKS James Frey about lying to an audience, and I lost all respect for Oprah. She abused her power, and be-littled James. I think James is the strongest man i have ever read about or heard about-it took courage to write about his addictions, and readers are free to interpret them however they feel fit!
Kari posts on 10/30/2006 12:46:11 AM
I have read both AMLP and MFL. They have been so inspirational to me. My boyfriend just recently went to rehab for alcoholism and both books have helped us out. They are so touching. Like alot of other people, I could not put them down. I had finished both books in 2 weeks. I laughed, cried and shared that book with anybody I came in contact with. Thank you James for helping me and so many other people out there. Keep writing
Ashleigh Cawker posts on 10/24/2006 6:13:09 PM
I absolutely loved a million little peices... I picked this up by chance before all the media coverage. It was one of the best books I've ever read. All this stuff about him embellishing the truth, TRUE, UNTRUE, or just an exagerated truth, Who cares, it was still an amazing story, beautifully written, and based off of his experience (hey a little Exageration of the truth isn't so bad... it makes things a little more interesting). Anyway, true or untrue, the media attention just made me mad, I think it was unfair to him, this is an amazing book that I love no less if some parts are a little 'embellished!'
Peg posts on 10/21/2006 5:28:40 AM
Everyone is touched at one time or another. How about being a fan of yourself and giving all the outside influences a clap of hands.
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