About this BookAfter being released from rehabilitation, James Frey recounts his life in My Friend Leonard. Along with his friend Leonard and former lover Lilly, James tries to rebuild his life. When Lily commits suicide, James asks Leonard for $30,000 dollars to lay both of them to rest. At the same time, he purchases a cheap bottle of wine, but does not drink it. As a deal, James must tell Leonard what the money is for and must call him if he drinks the wine. James begins working for Leonard, and throughout the novel, retells his challenges with depression, his previous addictions and people in his new surroundings.