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Truth or Consequences

We got snookered. Motoko Rich of The New York Times reports in her article posted March 4 that the just-published “memoir” by Margaret B. Jones, called “Love and Consequences,” about Jones’ “life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods,” is a fabrication.

Posted on Mar 3, 2008 READ MORE


Frey, Publisher Settle ‘Unprecedented’ Lawsuit

Readers who felt burned by the fabrications in James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces” can claim refunds, an agreement called unprecedented by a leading publishing attorney.

Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


Gay Talese
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Gay Talese: The Truthdig Interview

The legendary father of New Journalism discusses his first new book in 14 years; the fallout of his wife’s publication of James Frey’s fabricated memoir; and how he may have spawned the “The Sopranos.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Frey’s Note Both Accepts and Ducks Blame

The “Million Little Pieces” memoirist appears to apologize in an author’s note. But he still tries to push that “subjective truth” crap. Hey James, feelings are subjective; thoughts are subjective; calling a two-hour stay in jail “three months” is objectively BS.
story / Frey’s note or publisher’s note (both .pdf files)
Also, Warner Bros. may back out of the film version. | story

Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


James Frey
Robert Caplin for The New York Times

Frey’s Rehab Chums Can’t Confirm Book Details

Two real-life characters from James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces” can’t corroborate details about stories in his disputed memoir. | story
Hey, if you can’t trust a drug addict…

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


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