A Few Million More Little Pieces
Oprah changed her mind about standing by James Frey, the liar whose fictitious memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," got selected as an Oprah's Book Club recommendation.
Her pick caused a couple million extra copies to be sold.
She had him on her show yesterday and pretty much picked him down to the bone.
I wondered, after reading the book, how this guy could recover from his addictions without a Twelve Step program.
The answer is, it's hard to say if he really is in recovery.
I mean, he lied about everything else, so who's to know if he's really being honest about being off dope and booze?
I know AA is a program of rigorous honesty. It's ideal for people who consistently lie to cover their addictions, because it teaches them to be honest with themselves first, and others later.
I don't trust him anymore. Once someone turns out to be a serial liar, trust is hard to muster up again.
I gave my copy of his book to a recovering alcoholic friend, advising him that the book is filled with lies, so it should read it as a piece of fiction.
Had I been shopping for fiction the day I bought his book, that's what I would have selected.
James Frey ripped me off.
I hope he uses the money I paid for his book to drop into the basket at 15 AA meetings.