There are distinct elements of Running With Scissors, Dry, and A Million Little Pieces leaping from the pages of My Fractured Life. All are exceptional books and compliment Travolta's work well. Ultimately there is something different about My Fractured Life that sets it slightly outside the norm - either for better or for worse. It echoes back to William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch. Considered a modern literature classic for the past 35 years, Naked Lunch goes far beyond telling a story about an addict, it literally mirrors the nightmarish working of an addict's brain. There is a similar element that is captured in My Fractured Life. It is not for the faint of heart, yet it is unforgettable. There will always be similarities between addiction books like My Fractured Life, Running With Scissors, A Million Little Pieces, Cracked, and Postcards From the Edge, what really made My Fractured Life distinct for me is beyond the material. There is a certain ode to Burroughs' style that has not really been visited since perhaps Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Naked Lunch, and Junkie.