While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside. Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.
'Vivid, splashy and mesmerising' [Independent]'Dangerously addictive' [Tatler]'Picassos and promise, racketeering and respect a stark and moving tribute to a complicated but loyal goodfella' [Independent on Sunday]'An extraordinary tale of life after prison with a dangerous, delightful friend' [Big Issue]'He takes you inside his world of pain, and it's like a small, brightly lit cell ... Life, Frey tells us, is pretty disturbing and weird when you're out of your head. But try living it sober' [The Spectator]
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 13th March 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.24