My Friend Leonard is the story of an extraordinary friendship formed in the most unlikely circumstances.
While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside.
Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.
Vivid, splashy and mesmerising - Independent
The ability to evoke compassion and sympathy for a character, to make you feel part of their destiny is what makes "My Friend Leonard" so engaging. - Reading Chronicle, James Cleary
Dangerously addictive - Tatler
Frey is in a class of his own in inventive, idiosyncratic style - City Life (Manchester Time Out)
My Friend Leonard is a most rewarding experience. - Wales on Sunday
Picassos and promise, racketeering and respect ... a stark and moving tribute to a complicated but loyal goodfella - Independent on Sunday
An extraordinary tale of life after prison with a dangerous, delightful friend - Big Issue
When a book proves difficult to put down, you know you're on to a good thing. - Sunderland Echo