Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Seeing James Frey FRY

I think Frank McCourt’s memoirs are great. But, it’s a good thing he wasn’t subjected to the same scrutiny that James Frey was with a Million Little Pieces. And what about the book THE LIARS CLUB, by Mary Karr? Great Book! I totally enjoyed it, but …hmmm was every detail true? In fact, has there been a memoir written in the last 10 years in America that is all absolute facts --able to stand up to the meticulous sifting given to James Frey’s book? I’m thinking now of a former Presidents Memoir, you remember - “I did not have sex with that woman”?

The only reason Frey’s book was the sacrificial lamb, is because his book is so powerful, it cuts into the core of those who read it --- and success like that --- a powerful book – and powerful sales, just kills some people. It gets to them, they can’t stand it. I’m talking about the type of people who will gloss over a Presidents lies to his wife, and every person in the country he represents, as he testifies under oath; but will nail to the wall, a kid who writes a book, and has success in the writing.


At 11:04 AM, Blogger LVJ said...

Amen. That is all I can really say to this and I mean it so much, I think I'll say it again: Amen. :)


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