Frey’s Rehab Chums Can’t Confirm Book Details
NYT: Two men who say they attended a Minnesota drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with the author James Frey said in interviews that they believed his overall description of his experience was accurate but added that they could not corroborate many of the specifics in Mr. Frey’s book “A Million Little Pieces.”
The two men, one a state judge in Louisiana who in June was convicted of mail fraud, were offered to The New York Times as witnesses by Mr. Frey’s publishers, Doubleday and Anchor Books, imprints of Random House, to back up the accuracy of his descriptions in the book. Their names and telephone numbers were given in response to comments from former employees of Hazelden, the Minnesota rehabilitation center reportedly attended by Mr. Frey, who have said his portrayal of the treatment experience there was false and misleading. Mr. Frey has admitted to embellishing his past, but has maintained that his experiences in drug rehabilitation were real. | story
Hey, if you can’t trust a drug addict…Wait, before you go…
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