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)
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
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.
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
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