September 15, 2006

Thought for the Day

Our increased appetite for non-fiction is a crucial factor in both the inception of A Million Little Pieces and the subsequent persecution of James Frey - a persecution that seems particularly vicious when you consider that a man who is known to have manipulated the story of his own past is allowed to occupy the White House...

--Laura Barton, defending James Frey's honor in today's Guardian.

(via Bookslut.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 15, 2006 06:24 PM | TrackBack

I am surprised that nothing was brought up in the interview about his lovely work in screenwriting.

Posted by: David at September 16, 2006 06:49 AM

It's all Bush's fault!

Posted by: JB at September 18, 2006 06:11 AM

Do I understand her to be asserting that George W Bush did not in fact have a drinking problem which he has succesfully struggled to overcome? That would be the obvious Frey comparison.

Posted by: triticale at September 23, 2006 03:10 PM