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"A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey
“A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey. Doubleday 2003, $22.95

This is the worst thing I’ve ever read.

A Million Little Pieces is the dregs of a degraded genre, the rehab memoir. Rehab stories provide a way for pampered trust-fund brats like Frey to claim victim status. These swine already have money, security and position and now want to corner the market in suffering and scars, the consolation prizes of the truly lost. It’s a fitting literary metonymy for the Bush era: the rich have decided to steal it all, even the tears of the losers. (more…)

May 29th, 2003 | Comments (7)

Our friend,the Roundworm Today we’ll introduce you to the Intestinal Roundworm, a hideous parasite which infects one out of every four people in the world. That’s not a misprint: one out of four. More than one and a half BILLION…

May 20th, 2003 | Comments (2)

Cyst (left) in child’s brain. Everybody knows a few of the more overhyped parasites who infest this great rotting corpse we call Earth, but most people don’t realize how many of them there are, and how resourceful they are in finding…

May 3rd, 2003 | Comments (4)