Friday, January 27, 2006

Literary Fray Over Frey

Enough. Enough. Enough. Enough. I'm going to explode into a million little pieces if I hear one more thing about James Frey and his memoir. Enough, enough, enough. Please, please, please. All of this will cause me to drink and smoke again. Please! Stop!!!


Cheryl said...

I heard some reader is actually suing him for "time wasted." Okay, okay, I'll stop now. Aren't you glad you're a novelist who gets to lie right from the start? :-)

Rich said...

This is not to praise Mr. Frey for his stab at the autoboigraphy genre, but personally I think every memoir has at least a little bit of fiction in it. I mean really, who remembers every detail/incident in his/her life with perfect accuracy? When I write MY memoirs, there will definitely be a big warning sticker!

Jason Phoon said...

It's even on CNN , this whole Frey thingie.

Sundry said...

Bravo. Very clever images for your post.

Re: Cheryl's comment, it still steams me that people think time spent reading fiction is time wasted. I think good fiction tells us more of the Truth of our times than memoir or even history.

I think history classes should always include a fiction writer's response to the events of the day.