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James Frey

All a Fake, But What Difference Does It Make?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Claudia Ricci

A friend sent me a link to a video featuring something called the Incredible Music Machine. It was wonderful, except for one thing: it was a fake. But what a fake.

The Wages of Mendacity

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David O. Stewart

Remember James Frey's "memoir" which turned out to be largely false? This month, the liars are back, and lying continues to be a winning strategy.

James Frey Sells Children's Book Series To Harper Collins

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — James Frey (FRY) is writing for young people, and Hollywood has signed on. Frey, a former screenwriter best known for his discredite...

Malcolm Gladwell and Others Bring a Novel Approach to Book Readings

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Reading aloud from their books, authors hope that readers will relate to the material, its characters, themes, comedic moments and underlying messages. When writers can convey these elements themselves, it's even more potentially provocative and lucrative.

Why Our Stories Matter

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

The last time I called my father, he asked me what time it was. "Don't you have a watch, Dad?" I asked. "No, they always take those away when you ...

What Is a Vanity Internship?

Lilit Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lilit Marcus

The vanity internship: A position taken by a person who is already rich and famous but thinks it would be fun to go into an office every day and 'work.'

Odd Man Out ... Again

Jon Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jon Greenberg

Matt McCarthy pitched one very forgettable season of minor league baseball in 2002. Seven years later, he turned a loose collection of journals into a best-selling book about his experiences in the baseball hinterlands, and people quickly took notice.

Cheney to Pen Bush's Memoir

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Former President George W. Bush has decided to seek a ghostwriter for his new memoir after realizing that he faced several obstacles to writing the book himself, such as learning to spell.

Are You There, Memory? It's Me, Author

Matt Mendelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Mendelsohn

The Times called and I panicked a bit. All I can say now is that I have told the story verbally so many times over the years and then, along the way, internalized it as my own experience.

The Fakebook

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aaron Greenspan

It seems like Ben Mezrich has perfect idea for a book. There's only one problem: so far, the book is being billed as a memoir, and I don't recall seeing him at Harvard in 2003, because he wasn't there.

In Defense of James Frey and Memoir

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

The function of a memoir is to make a truth about a life lived that resonates in the bones of the writer and sends out shock waves of recognition to readers.

James Frey emerges, with a novel about LA

AP | SARA ROSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Bright Shiny Morning" (HarperCollins, 501 pages, $26.95) by James Frey: In this age of controversial pseudo-memoirs, James Frey, the man who started ...

James Frey And Nan Talese: Oprah Duped Us!

Huffington Post via Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Amid the Miley Cyrus hoopla, it's easy to forget that there's a whole issue of Vanity Fair that comes out today. And one article in the magazine that...

HarperCollins Snubs NYT For Frey Book Scoop

New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At 5:15 on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 29, James Frey informed his fans, in strikingly confident terms, that he had finished his first novel. "...

HarperCollins To Publish New James Frey Novel In 2008

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Author James Frey, disgraced in a literary scandal and shunned by the publishing industry last year, has a new book deal. News Corp.'s HarperCollins ...