What the reader will believePosted: January 9, 2006
I once had a mentor who said “write what you can make the reader believe.” Evidently, James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces, has done just that. Even fooling Oprah. (uh oh, she’s going to be ticked about that. Remember when J. Franzen went against her?) Seems his gritty, true-life tome isn’t quite as true as he pushed it to be. Read about it here.
Just goes to show that we don’t always know what’s going on behind the scenes with those whose position we’d like to be in, as far as being a bestseller goes.