"A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey is a fictional memoir about the devastating nature of alcohol and drugs, and the battle of treatment and recovery.This memoir is ONLY for MATURE readers. It is gritty and gut-wretching and takes the reader into the sometimes extremes of a painful recovery. I used this book with my alternative high school students and they loved it because many of their families are wracked with chemical issues and many of them are in recovery themselves, just out of treatment, or IN NEED of treatment. This is a worthwhile read for anyone fighting demons, and my teen age readers loved the unorthodox writing style used by Frey. As a teacher I found it very important to note that some of the situations in the book are embellishments, but that some fabrications are also part of being an addict or recovering addict! The book shows students where continued using, starting with early use of alcohol, can lead. I know it was an eye-opening read and ALERT for many of my students. I followed "Million Little Pieces" with the sequel "My Friend Leonard" because it shows a much healthier and sometimes happier James. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and newly posted products). Thank You!!