Books My Friend Leonard by James Frey Hardcover, 357 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMy Friend LeonardAuthorJames Frey Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 399 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published May 30 2006 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMy Friend LeonardAuthorJames Frey Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Looks at the author's relationship with Leonard, and recounts how he helped him recover from drug and alcohol addictions and then encouraged him to pursue a writing career before disappearing. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Also by James Frey A Million Little Pieces Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about My Friend Leonard 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.