<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Oprah conned by "A Million Little Pieces"?

Monday, January 09, 2006

Oprah conned by "A Million Little Pieces"?


According to The Smoking Gun, the so-called nonfiction book "A Million Little Pieces" is actually "a million little lies...filled with fabrications, falsehoods, and fakery." Thanks to Oprah's glowing recommendations and the book's inclusion in Oprah's Book Club, the book has sold 3.5 million copies so far, has been on the NY Times nonfiction paperback bestseller list for 15 weeks, and has made author James Frey a millionaire. Unfortunately, it may end up making Oprah a laughingstock, if The Smoking Gun's allegations turn out to be true.

Read all about it:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0104061jamesfrey1.html

2 Comments:

Blogger The Rambling Taoist said...

I checked out the link you provided to The Smoking Gun. It blew me away. Those folks should win a Putlitzer for investigative reporting. Of course, they won't, but they should.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Despite their reputation for sleazy investigative reporting (they often deal in smarmy sex and drug stories), The Smoking Gun occasionally unearths a real treasure. Now, with the Frey revelations, they're being quoted and credited by many of the same Big Media outlets (e.g., NY Times, Washington Post) that in the past have scorned them. So maybe a Pulitzer nomination, at least, is not that farfetched.

12:11 PM  

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