"A Million Little Pieces" rounded out 2005 as the #2 hottest book out there. Now, with some speculation that the detox memoir may be more fact than fiction, it's come under fire.
Some of you out there may have heard about this little book. It's Oprah's latest pic for her famed book club, and it's one of the current best-sellers in our book store. You may also be aware of its notoriously outspoken author and subject, James Frey.
The speculation of the validity of Frey's book comes after TheSmokingGun.com reported that the book was "filled with fabrications, falsehoods, other fakery" after probing some of the described events in the book.
In response to the speculation, the author stands by his book and the experiences it shares. He does so loudly and with the same 'flair' with which he has famously knocked fellow authors including Dave Eggers, author of his own memoir "A Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius", who has been hailed as the shining star of the young authoring world.
So what does this mean? Who is to beleived? DVDBO Book Editor suggests that it doesn't really matter, in the long run.
"Real or fake, the fact remains that the book is amazing," she said. "I've read it, and I loved it."
"The truth is that it's a great read, and an important idea is being conveyed there. I've recommended it to a lot of people on that premise alone, and pretty much every one I've talk to about it has agreed with me on that."
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Check out the Smoking Gun Article