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 inspiration the place the airplane was once headed nor any recollection of the earlier weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for 3, he checked right into a therapy facility presently after touchdown. There he was once advised he may well 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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The shelter was useless against a direct hit, but would protect you from shrapnel and save you from being buried under the rubble of the house collapsing. There were two bunk beds, on which we were all sitting when we heard the haunting whistle of a falling bomb. It seemed an eternity before there came the not too distant crump of the explosion. The war was really with us. This was the start of the Blitz, and for the next two hours the explosions continued all around. The noise was deafening; the bombs and the anti-aircraft fire were combined with the clanging of fire engines and ambulances.
A footnote to this tale of woe was that to pay for medical fees (this was fifteen years before the National Health Service came into being) Dad had been forced to sell his motorbike, which he did without quibble or regret. After that, my recovery was rapid and soon I was out and about. One of the things I loved to do was go roller-skating with my mother. Mum had been a good roller skater in her younger days and always promised me that when my feet were big enough I could have her precious skates.
After the next day’s dressing-change, I made my way to the bus stop to return home. The conductor gave me a helping hand on to the platform and I sat with my leg and crutches fully extended on the nearest bench seat. ’ asked the conductor. ’ At the time, I took his look of disbelief for concern and just smiled bravely at him. He must have thought I was a real twit! Once I had recovered, my friends at the lido in Brockwell Park who, in the main, were all older than me, took me across the road from the park to a pub.