By James Frey
On the age of 23, James Frey awakened on a airplane to discover his entrance the teeth knocked out and his nostril damaged. He had no suggestion the place the airplane was once headed nor any recollection of the prior weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for 3, he checked right into a therapy facility almost immediately after touchdown. There he was once advised he may perhaps both cease utilizing or die ahead of he reached age 24. this is often Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab. <em></em>
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Once we’d got the hang of it Gwenda and I started manufacturing brooches ourselves. A spray of yellow lilies was our speciality. All the women in the neighbourhood had button boxes and we loved to play with them. Buttons were precious items. If a shirt wore out, the collar and cuffs were turned, and later, when the garment was going to spend the rest its life as a duster, all the buttons were cut off and placed in a box or a biscuit tin for future use. Buttons were made from mother-ofpearl and other beautiful materials such as bone and leather and horn.
My brother Peter remembers that she and Snow liked to tickle small children, perhaps inappropriately. I don’t have the same recollection but they might not have liked little girls. One of the tenants in their house showed us how to make jewellery from stale bread and water. When the piece was dry she would paint it and finish 28 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 29 ALWAYS IN STRIFE it off with a coat or two of varnish. We proudly presented the items of jewellery to our poor mothers as gifts and they had to pretend to like them.
All I wanted to do was leave school and find a job and make some money. I wanted to be an artist. 41 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 42 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 43 CHAPTER THREE STARTING TO ACT OR THE BARE FACTS The week I left school I took a Christmas job at one of the old Grace Bros twin stores in the western end of the CBD, the closest I would ever come to working on Broadway. I was selling china and glassware in the eastern building on the ground floor. It was there that I happened to meet the first real love of my life.