Frey Tale Was Debunked By Rehab Staffer Months Before Oprah Show
Posted on Jan 24, 2006
NYT: To Oprah Winfrey, the power of James Frey’s memoir, “A Million Little Pieces,” lay not in whether the author really spent three months in jail, as he claimed, or whether he lost a lover to suicide.
Rather, she said in her now-famous call to CNN’s “Larry King Live” on Jan. 11, where Mr. Frey defended himself against accusations that he falsified significant parts of his life story, it was the author’s story of recovery, a rebirth that took place within the walls of an addiction treatment center, that provided “the underlying message of redemption” that resonated with her. | | story
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