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James Frey is in the hot seat (2006)
Heaven help the person who makes Oprah Winfrey look the fool.
Jan. 14, 2014
In 2005, Winfrey deemed author James Frey's drug addiction memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," worthy of her book club -- an honor with benefits akin to that of a winning slot machine. Too bad it was revealed in 2006 that "memoir" is not the most accurate word to describe Frey's book.
After the fallout, Winfrey invited Frey on her show and lashed into him by asking questions like "How much of the book is fabricated?," "Why did you lie?" and if Frey felt as if he conned his readers as she picked apart sections of his book. Frey admitted to embellishing some of the incidents in his book.