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My Friend Leonard

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great Book!

My Friend Leonard is the sequel to James Frey¿s false memoir, A Million Little Pieces. This is the story of his life out of rehabilitation. Now, he is serving time in jail, and waiting to be released to see his girlfriend. However, when James is released things do not g...
My Friend Leonard is the sequel to James Frey¿s false memoir, A Million Little Pieces. This is the story of his life out of rehabilitation. Now, he is serving time in jail, and waiting to be released to see his girlfriend. However, when James is released things do not go as planned with his girlfriend, Lilly. Lilly, is the girl he met in rehabilitation whom he fell in love with. In rehabilitation, he had also met an old man named Leonard. Leonard and James developed a father-son bond. Since his release from jail, Leonard has been by his side and helped him financially and socially, and providing James with the necessities to live an ideal life. In this book, there is a bigger message then how he deals with alcohol and drugs, it is friendship. If you read between the lines you will realize that the message is that friends will always be friends, no matter what the situation is. In my opinion, this book will appeal to alcohol and or drug abusers as well as people who are amongst them, also anyone else who is appealed to or interested by this subject. The author, James Frey, describes the highs and lows or being sober in a society where people drink every now and then. All the heartaches and thoughts going through his mind make this book much more powerful. Without a doubt, this book is very emotional, yet there is a disadvantage in which the author got carried away with his vivid thoughts which makes it very surreal. There are very few paragraph breaks and no speech marks which reflects a lot of emotion towards the reader and makes it much more effective. Also, this book includes very harsh language, and some violent situations that I do not recommend for children under the age of 13. Because of James's debut book A Million Little Pieces, was a clear success. It caused his sequel My Friend Leonard to be popular among the readers who read his debut book. The interesting thing that the author does and not many do is that he brings some flashbacks from his debut book, which doesn¿t require for readers to read his first book in order to understand and enjoy his second book.

posted by Anonymous on March 28, 2007

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

What a piece of $#it sample...

It was 2 freaking pages. I'm not spending 12.99 to read this fraudsters bok.

posted by 11532171 on September 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005

    Fact or Fiction or Both?

    I read a Million Little Pieces and was anticipating Mr.Frey's next book. When My Friend Leonard was released, I immediately read it. Everyone who has suffered addiction and emotional pain has 'war stories.' I am also sure that almost everyone has met a person that laces their experiences with just 'enough truth' to disguise their embellishments. A little truth intertwined with a good imagination goes a long way. Mr.Frey's story sounded somewhat contrived and embellished. Unfortunately, the main characters of My Friend Leonard are not alive and therefore unable to corroborate any of the facts. After enjoying A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard has me questioning the 'total' validy of both books and has left me with more questions than answers.

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