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Author Frey, James, 1969-

Title My friend Leonard / James Frey.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2005.

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Andalusia PL Stacks - ANDG-8  BIO FRE    AVAILABLE
 Annawan-Alba PL Stacks - AAPG-8  362.29 FRE    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  362.29 FRE    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  362.29092 FRE    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  362.29 FRE    DUE 05-07-19 BILLED +1 HOLD
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  362.2909 Fre    AVAILABLE
 Elizabeth Twp PL Adult Non-Fiction - ELLY-13  A 362.29 Fre    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  362.29 FRE    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FICTION FREY    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  921 FR    AVAILABLE

Description 357 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary This father-son story pulls you into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The "father" is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict mobster who helped to keep Frey clean in his previous book, A Million Little Pieces. The "son" is James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of addiction and by cruel tricks of fate. James embarks on his post-rehab existence emotionally devastated and afraid to get close to other people. But then Leonard comes back into his life, and everything changes. Leonard offers lucrative--if illegal and slightly dangerous--employment. He teaches James to enjoy life, sober, for the first time. He instructs him in the art of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his writing, and provides watchful and supportive protection. Both Leonard's and James's careers flourish--but then Leonard vanishes. When the reasons are revealed, the book opens up in unexpected emotional ways.--From publisher description.
Subject Frey, James, 1969-
Recovering addicts -- United States -- Biography.
Ex-convicts -- United States -- Biography.
Male friendship.
Recovering addicts -- Biography.
Ex-convicts -- Biography.
ISBN 1573223158 alkaline paper
Standard No. 9781573223157 52495

 
    
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