"Then the excitement for me in really brilliantly done bricolage...is that the pieces come together as intellectual and emotional investigating. The shards have not only speed and magic, but they have momentum qua excavation."
I don't think James Frey did the right thing. Ideally, he would have either published the book as fiction or as memoir with a hefty author's note. But it was 2001, and then 2003 and then 2006. It was the times, I'm telling you. It was the times.