book million little pieces

Don't no why but a friend just told me the book I;m reading ( a million little pieces ) is all bull crap, that James Frey made the whole thing up, can someone 2nd that.

sdm's picture

It's an extreme exaggeration of a bunch of half truths and mostly lies. Regardless, the way Oprah threw James Frey under the bus was classless.

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Lauraska's picture

Right...it's mostly untrue. But honestly, if you read it knowing that it's mostly bull, it still turns out to be a pretty darn good story. I like Frey, but then again I love dirtbag authors. Two other faves are Bret Easton Ellis and Hemingway.

Ken Milano's picture

Google the guy, it was pretty much proven that he made up most of the book, I think his publisher came after him as well, can't remember now...

Dr_Fish's picture

I heard a that he wrote the book as fiction but someone (his agent probably) told him nonfiction sold better. I think the Smoking Gun website poked around and found it was made up.

fuzzybottoms's picture

Lauraska wrote:
Right...it's mostly untrue. But honestly, if you read it knowing that it's mostly bull, it still turns out to be a pretty darn good story. I like Frey, but then again I love dirtbag authors. Two other faves are Bret Easton Ellis and Hemingway.

Bret Easton Ellis is my absolute favorite.

Lauraska's picture

I constantly dream about starting a modern american fiction book club in Fishtown, but then I know that I'd never have time to actually read the books at any speed that would make a book club possible.

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Lauraska wrote:
I constantly dream about starting a modern american fiction book club in Fishtown, but then I know that I'd never have time to actually read the books at any speed that would make a book club possible.

I have mixed feelings on book clubs. On one hand, I love talking about books. On the other hand, the last book club I was a part of picked the dumbest crap you've ever seen. I hated reading it and wasting that time vs. reading something that was actually good.

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fuzzybottoms wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
I constantly dream about starting a modern american fiction book club in Fishtown, but then I know that I'd never have time to actually read the books at any speed that would make a book club possible.

I have mixed feelings on book clubs. On one hand, I love talking about books. On the other hand, the last book club I was a part of picked the dumbest crap you've ever seen. I hated reading it and wasting that time vs. reading something that was actually good.

Yeah, that's why I'd want to have a group that was sort of specifically interested in reading high quality American fiction - even if it's not new stuff. I'm not into reading whatever is on Oprah's list just because it's on Oprah's list. That being said, I've gone completely off the rails and am currently engrossed in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" so I guess anything is possible. Except for 50 Shades of Grey. That's just never gonna happen.

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Lauraska wrote:
fuzzybottoms wrote:
Lauraska wrote:
I constantly dream about starting a modern american fiction book club in Fishtown, but then I know that I'd never have time to actually read the books at any speed that would make a book club possible.

I have mixed feelings on book clubs. On one hand, I love talking about books. On the other hand, the last book club I was a part of picked the dumbest crap you've ever seen. I hated reading it and wasting that time vs. reading something that was actually good.

Yeah, that's why I'd want to have a group that was sort of specifically interested in reading high quality American fiction - even if it's not new stuff. I'm not into reading whatever is on Oprah's list just because it's on Oprah's list. That being said, I've gone completely off the rails and am currently engrossed in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" so I guess anything is possible. Except for 50 Shades of Grey. That's just never gonna happen.

Ditto on the 50 Shades. The number of women reading that on the subway kind of creep me out. Right now I'm reading the Game of Thrones books, so I totally agree with you regarding anything being possible. But my last book club...sigh. It started out with such promise. Good quality fiction books. But then it derailed into Jodi Picoult and even worse (if that's possible) and I wanted to scream.

sdm's picture

I only read Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants fanfic.

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himdaddy's picture

Only fiction book I have read in the last five years was Hunger games ( yea all three ) they should of stop after two, but I love real life books over the past two years I have read 60 books half our on the civil war , most of the rest are hardship books like Gypsy boy, Easter rising , Angela's ashes. Along with sport bio's. gone to be laid up for awhile need something to read help/

simmer's picture

It was completely shameless and disgusting what he did but not nearly as bad as what Oprah did to him. She brought him on his show just to yell at him and put him in his place. Yet, she has celebrities on her show who do horrible things and never calls them on the carpet. Think she will ask Travolta if he is gay? no. And don't get me started on that closeted creep. If you want to rehab your image after you did something wrong, go on Oprah. She will lob a bunch of softballs at you and won't have follow up questions for you and won't ask anything hard. But this guy who went on there got hammered by her cause he wasn't a celebrity. Shame on you Oprah. Shame.