... Frey's memoir of alcohol and drug-induced mayhem sold 1.77 million copies last year after being chosen by Oprah Winfrey's book club in September, making it the best-selling nonfiction book in 2005. Only Harry Potter sold more copies.Typical Left-wing post modernist crap: "There is no such thing as a single truth; all truth is subjective." IN OTHER WORDS: "THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS FAKE BT ACCURATE." At least the Left is consistent on the issue: "The REAL truth doesn't matter to us." (More HERE and HERE.)
... investigative Web site The Smoking Gun Sunday reported the book, published by Random House's Doubleday division, was full of exaggeration and inaccuracies.
CNN/THE LARRY KING SHOW: Author, James Frey: "I never expected the book to come under the type of scrutiny that it has," Frey told King. "Memoir -- the word literally means 'my story.' A memoir is a subjective retelling of events."
Oprah Winfrey: "... the underlying message of redemption in James Frey's memoir still resonates with me, and I know it resonates with millions of other people who have read this book." ... "To me, it [the controversy surrounding the fact that a BLOGOSPHERE researcher discovered the fact that the author lied and the work is NOT a memoir in a literal sense but a work of fiction] seems to be much ado about nothing," she added.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
OPRAH'S POST MODERNIST BOOK CLUB: AUTOBIOGRAPHIES WHICH ARE FAKE BUT ACCURATE
Posted by Reliapundit at 8:16 AM