By James Frey
Probably the main unconventional and actually breathtaking father-son tale you will ever learn, My buddy Leonard pulls you instantly and deeply right into a dating as strange because it is inspiring.
The father determine is Leonard, the high-living, improving coke addict "West Coast Director of a giant Italian-American finance enterprise" (read: mobster) who helped to maintain James Frey fresh in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, in fact, James, broken maybe past fix via years of crack and alcohol addiction-and by means of various merciless tips of fate.
James embarks on his post-rehab lifestyles in Chicago emotionally devastated, broke, and afraid to get on the subject of other folks. yet then Leonard comes again into his existence, and every thing adjustments. Leonard bargains his "son" lucrative—if unlawful and a bit dangerous—employment. He teaches James to take pleasure in lifestyles, sober, for the 1st time. He instructs him within the paintings of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his ardour for writing, and offers a watchful and supportive veil of safety less than which James can get his existence jointly. either Leonard's and James's careers flourish…but then Leonard vanishes. while the explanations at the back of his mysterious absence are published, the booklet opens up in unforeseen emotional ways.
My good friend Leonard showcases an excellent and lively younger author emerging to special new challenges—displaying dazzling heat, humor, and maturity—without wasting his depth. This ebook proves that essentially the most provocative literary voices of his new release is usually some of the most emphatically human.