Sunday, January 08, 2006

Hummmmmm, Again

A Million Little Lies - January 8, 2006: "The Predator
'Book Club' author's best-selling nonfiction memoir filled with fabrications, falsehoods, other fakery, TSG probe finds"

This is a long but interesting article. I haven't read the book.


James said...

If we're lucky, maybe this will get Oprah to lay off the book recommendation thing for a while.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Fascinating. I have read part of Frey's book and, while I did assume a large dose of poetic license, this is pretty amazing.

Andy J said...

Damn you, Crider. That Smoking Gun piece must be fifty pages long and of course I had to read it all. I had picked up Frey's book some time ago and read a few passages from it and couldn't stand it. It'll be interesting to see how long this takes to reach critical mass and whether it'll sell more books or cause people to send books back and demand a refund. If most of this stuff (in the Smoking Gun piece) is true, Frey's book seems to go well beyond what they now refer to as "creative nonfiction." I think a publisher has a duty to check the accuracy of what they publish. For anybody trying to access Frey's website it loaded as slow as turtlepoop for me. It was hardly worth the effort anyway.

Rachel said...

I don't understand why everyone is getting so upset with this book - is it not a fictional book? - is it not a "story"? By definition a story is an account of events, history, tale, plot of a narrative or "dramatic" work, in this case - a widely circulated rumor.
I guess I just don't understand why people are getting so bent out of shape over this??? Any thoughts?

Rachel said...

OH... according to andy j - the book is non-fiction --- okey dokey then - this might send a rise in your blood temp.