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James Frey

Frey Publisher Axes Book Deal

The Fabricating Fabulist loses out on a reported seven-figure deal with Riverhead Books because of the fallout from the scandal surrounding “A Million Little Pieces.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE

Oprah and Frey

Frey Won’t Pen Memoir About Faking His Memoir

Fabulist James Frey says on an unaired segment of Oprah that he won’t seek to cash in on his lies. | story
We applaud his promise. In the meantime, should we be surprised if his new book, “My Friend Leonard,” turns out to be ridden with mere “essential truths”?
Also, see a clip of Frey’s Oprah appearance: video (Internet Explorer req’d)

Posted on Jan 28, 2006 READ MORE

Oprah and Frey

Oprah Turns on Frey

In a radical reversal, the talk show host drops her loyalty to Frey on live television and says he “betrayed millions of readers.” During an interview the author admits fictions and confesses that he “made a mistake.” | story

Posted on Jan 25, 2006 READ MORE

Frey Tale Was Debunked By Rehab Staffer Months Before Oprah Show

A former counselor at James Frey’s rehab clinic told Oprah’s producers three months before the show that the memoir was full of B.S. | story
Editor’s note: We feel confident of both the “essential” and actual truths of the above item.

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE

Author James Frey appears on 'Larry King Live'
Edward M. Pio Roda / AP/CNN

Relatively Speaking, How Big a Liar Is Frey?

The line between fact and fiction blurs more often in memoirs than we’d like to believe, as this article makes clear. | story
Hey, that sounds like a perfect medium for a certain POTUS we know… browse the book

Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE

Publisher to Add Author’s Note to ‘Little Pieces’

The move comes in the wake of James Frey admitting fabrications in his book. | story
Earlier: Publisher Nan Talese spars with her husband, author Gay Talese, over the issue of falsehoods in memoirs. | story

Posted on Jan 13, 2006 READ MORE

The Bestselling Fake True Story

Memoirist-fraud James Frey brings out the big gun on “Larry King Live.”

Posted on Jan 12, 2006 READ MORE

Author’s Fabrications Spark Debate Over Memoirs

Nan Talese, the publisher of admitted embellisher James Frey, spars with her husband, author Gay Talese, over the issue of falsehoods in memoirs. | story

Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE

‘Smoking Gun’ Shoots Holes in Bestseller

James Frey’s addiction memoir “A Million Little Pieces” is riddled with falsehoods, says muckraking website. | story

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE

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