James Frey Went from Star Writer to Star Liar, Thanks to Oprah

Remember that moment on Oprah in early 2006 when author James Frey was basically interrogated by Oprah Winfrey, America’s most powerful and influential television host? We watched the 36-year old author squirm uncomfortably on the couch as Oprah grilled him and stated, “That’s a lie. It’s not an idea, James. That’s a lie.” Only a matter of months prior, Oprah had endorsed his memoir-turned-novel, A Million Little Pieces, in her book club.


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It was hailed as the book that “kept Oprah awake at night,” so no one expected it to turn into the scandal of the year. If you don’t recall, Frey’s “memoir” was proven to be majorly fabricated. So, what’s it like to go from being a mega-selling memoir author to a “liar”? Well, the ex-junkie has his own side of the story to tell. And it might make you reconsider the whole thing…

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