Monday, January 9, 2006

JAMES FREY IS A BIG FAT LIAR: I trust a good many of you have read Frey's best-selling A Million Little Pieces. I just did, having picked up my wife's copy while sick in bed a week or so ago. It was a great read. Addictive, if you will. I guess, Frey was such an engaging character and his style so immediate that I had my b.s. detector turned off. It wasn't until I read the first 20-25 pages of his follow-up, My Friend Leonard, in which he recounts his felon book club in the Ohio jail and the suicide of his rehab sweetheart Lily that I began to doubt elements of his story.

Well, in case you haven't heard, it turns out that both books are filled with, as the Smoking Gun says, "A Million Little Lies."

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