Random RefundPosted: January 11, 2006
Random House is offering a refund to people who are disillusioned with James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces. Only if the reader ordered direclty from them, however. ARTICLE
And the ‘Net is hot with discussions about the news (reported by The Smoking Gun and subsequently picked up by the mainstream press) that a lot of Mr. Frey’s “autobiography” was fabricated. At least, some of it is said to be embellished. Some are mad that they were tricked into believing this man’s story, others shrug it off and say that no matter what, it’s a good read.
Well…good read or not, the man misrepresented himself to get sold. and is getting massive publicity he doesn’t have to pay for. (*scratching my head* I hope my dishing about it doesn’t help him out) If it is a good read, then wouldn’t it have sold just as well as a fiction novel? It kinda chaps that those of us who follow the rules and aren’t published that this man has made oodles and boodles of $$ by being a liar. And no, most writers aren’t liars, thank you very much Miu at A Socialite’s Life (look uder “Nibbly Things” mid-page.)
I’m not jealous. I’m disgusted.