A Million Little Pieces - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

James Frey
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Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

The results of James's MMPI psychology test have been processed, and Joanne reviews them with James. After diagnosing him as depressed, intensely self-loathing, and possessing above-average intelligence, Joanne strongly recommends that James begin working the AA-condoned twelve-step program. James rejects the idea. AA and the twelve steps repel James, who views them as a crutch for people who have ultimately chosen to become addicted. Despite overwhelming medical proof that addiction is a disease, James places the responsibility for his destructive life choices squarely on his own shoulders.

In the Lounge, the Bald Man is tearfully telling his group about the worst moment of his alcoholism, when he passed out in front of his two young daughters and then attacked his neighbor on Halloween. The group laughs, the Bald Man runs from the room, and Lincoln yells at the group for its...

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