a million little lies? who the hell cares?

Posted on January 30, 2006. Filed under: Books |

I’m still kind of in shock at the number of people who are upset and talking about James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces and that he “betrayed” Oprah (heaven forbid). NinaDiva had some apt points to make: here. I mean — every memoir though the history of memoirs will have to have lies in it. Think about your own life — I’m sure there are stories that you have embellished or don’t quite remember accurately: I believe it’s called telescoping. Sure the book has been “misrepresented” as non-fiction, but do you really think that a class action lawsuit will fly? No court in their right mind could set a precedent like that. And these people are upset because they have lost all of this time reading the book and now want to be compensated. How flipping ridiculous is that? Have you heard of more important causes to waste your energy on? Perhaps channeling it into fighting against the war in Iraq or helping out at your local after hours program for troubled kids? The one interseting thing that I do enjoy with all of this is that it shows that people are at least still reading books and that the written word is damn powerful.


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