Thursday, January 26, 2006

Frey is Frey-ed

As I watched James Frey on Oprah today,I couldn't help but feel just a little bit sorry for him. He knew he was caught and there was no way out of it. The only thing I couldn't figure out was why he went back on the show in the first case. I was also surprised at Oprah's quick turn around from her phone call to Larry King a few weeks ago. I got the sense that the whole thing was less about discovering the truth than it was about salvaging her image. Yes, Oprah is a very powerful figure in the book world and yes, she had a right to be upset but geez. It just goes to show you who can make or break you in the book world. Somewhere, right now, Jonathan Franzen is counting his lucky stars, I guarantee.


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