Remember when Oprah introduced us to "A Million Little Pieces", by James Frey, as "like nothing you’ve ever read before”? As it turned out whole story is full of fabricated lies. The book is Frey’s autobiography, were he portray himself as a criminal, drug addict and he even has status as an outlaw "wanted in three states."
Frey also invented a role for himself in a deadly train accident that cost the lives of two female high school students. It’s a cynical and offensive ploy that has left one of the victims’ parents bewildered.
"As far as I know, he had nothing to do with the accident," said the mother of one of the dead girls. "I figured he was taking license…he’s a writer, you know, they don’t tell everything that’s factual and true."
But a six-week investigation by The Smoking Gun reveals that there may be a lot less to love about Frey’s runaway hit, which has sold more than 3.5 million copies and, thanks to Winfrey, has sat atop The New York Times nonfiction paperback best seller list for the past 15 weeks.
Smoking Gun has the whole story and I think it’s worth of reading.Here’s the link: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0104061jamesfrey1.html