My Friend Leonard

My Friend Leonard

James Frey


maybe the main unconventional and actually breathtaking father-son tale you are going to ever learn, My pal Leonard pulls you instantly and deeply right into a dating as strange because it is inspiring.

The father determine is Leonard, the high-living, convalescing coke addict "West Coast Director of a giant Italian-American finance company" (read: mobster) who helped to maintain James Frey fresh in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, in fact, James, broken might be past fix by means of years of crack and alcohol addiction-and by means of various merciless methods of fate.

James embarks on his post-rehab life in Chicago emotionally devastated, broke, and afraid to get as regards to other folks. yet then Leonard comes again into his lifestyles, and every little thing alterations. Leonard deals his "son" lucrative—if unlawful and just a little dangerous—employment. He teaches James to take pleasure in existence, sober, for the 1st time. He instructs him within the paintings of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his ardour for writing, and gives a watchful and supportive veil of safety below which James can get his existence jointly. either Leonard's and James's careers flourish…but then Leonard vanishes. whilst the explanations in the back of his mysterious absence are printed, the ebook opens up in unforeseen emotional ways.

My pal Leonard showcases a super and vigorous younger author emerging to big new challenges—displaying staggering heat, humor, and maturity—without wasting his depth. This booklet proves that probably the most provocative literary voices of his new release is additionally the most emphatically human.

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