Monday, January 09, 2006
"Thanks to Oprah Winfrey, author James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" has sat atop best-seller lists since the TV star picked the nonfiction memoir for her powerful book club four months ago. Winfrey has called Frey's book, which chronicles his years as an alcoholic, drug addict, and criminal, "gut-wrenching" and "so real." Well, not exactly. A six-week investigation has determined that Frey's blockbuster is filled with fabrications, falsehoods, and other fakery. In a related note, a "rattled" Frey has lawyered up and is threatening to sue us for millions." Details at The Smoking Gun.