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Annotated Bibliography on James Frey's A Million Little Pieces

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This annotated bibliography provides insight into James Frey's memoir A Million Little Pieces, including evidence of fabrication, literary analysis, and scientific research on addiction. The sources include Richard Cohen's article on the fabrication of the memoir, Vivian Gornick's literary analysis, and Henry T. Harbin's research on drug abuse in families. Friedbert Weiss's scientific article on the neurobiology of addiction is also included, along with Oprah's interviews with Frey and Frank Rich.
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Student1Joan StudentMr. HurleyEnglish 102August 11, 2011Annotated BibliographyCohen, Richard. “A Million Little Lies: Exposing James Frey’s Fiction Addiction.” The SmokingGun (2006). Web. 4 Aug. 2011. The author Richard Cohen discusses the evidence found in the 6-week investigation of James Frey that uncovers the fabrication of his personal memoir A million Little Pieces.Cohen has evidence that include“Police reports, court records, interviews with law enforcement personnel, and other sources have put the lie to many key sections of Frey’s book.” Cohen reveals the moments in the memoir that hold no actual truth, along with the proof that unreels the lies Frey told millions of readers. Though Frey did experience many of his stated endeavors, his writing proves otherwise. After the investigation Frey admits “that he had embellished central details of his criminal career and purported incarceration for “obvious dramatic reasons” in the nonfiction work.” Article not only offers insight into Frey’s memoir, but offers context for the controversial topic of subjective truth in memoir. Frey, James. A Million Little Pieces.New York: Anchor Books, 2004. Print.A Million Little Pieces by James Frey is a semi-fictional memoir about his life as a 23 year oldalcohol/drug abuser, coping withrehabilitation. The main struggle he faces is trying to beat the ‘fury’ he has towards his desire for alcohol and drugs, along with his habit of never following any rules. Frey goes through different endeavors that ultimately help gain his recovery, but not before himand the people that love him, suffer and learns how
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