A searing and controversial story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation, told with the charismatic energy of Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and the revelatory power of Burroughs' "Junky."
By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of How to Recover.
James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions. He insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which he feels runs counter to his counselor's recipes for recovery. He must fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart. And he must battle the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion.
About the Author
James Frey is originally from Cleveland. All four of his books, A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning, and The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, were international bestsellers.
Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie and Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children s stories.