408 - James Frey: Breaking The Rules, Writing & Becoming Yourself Again


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James Frey is a controversial writer. On purpose. He wanted to be “the most notorious writer in the world.” He ran off to Paris to be a writer when he was 21. He published a bestseller 12 years later ("A Million Little Pieces"). That’s 12 years of failure. He told me about those 12 years, his writing style, how he developed a voice, rehab, addiction, depression… but mostly about learning how to become yourself again.

Links and Resources:

Read James' books:

"A Million Little Pieces"


"My Friend Leonard"

"Bright Shiny Morning"

"The Final Testament of the Holy Bible"

"Endgame: The Complete Training Diaries: Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (Endgame: The Training Diaries)"

"Endgame: Sky Key"

"Endgame: Rules of the Game"

"Endgame: The Calling"

"Endgame: The Complete Zero Line Chronicles (Endgame: The Zero Line Chronicles)"

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