Books James Frey Books by James Frey James Frey has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about James Frey What Are Your Summer Reads? A Collection of Books for After the Boom July 2, 2006 July 4 fireworks and summer books might not seem to have much in common. But Donna Grucci-Butler, president of Fireworks by Grucci, tells what sort of reading she'll be doing when things quiet down a bit. A Collection of Books for After the Boom Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5527668/5527701" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Read Any Good Books? 'A Million Little Pieces' by James Frey December 26, 2005 Listener Theresa recommends this memoir of surviving drug abuse and its sequel, My Friend Leonard. "Don't let the swear words discourage you from reading," she writes.