01/11/2006 03:09 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Apparently Hell Just Froze Over

Random House is offering refunds to people who bought James Frey's book, "A Million Little Pieces."

That's a fine start. But Random House can do even better by dropping its insistence that refunds can only go to people who bought the book directly from the publisher and still have their receipt. Come on, guys--if you're going to do the right thing, don't take half-measures.

Frey's response, posted on his website: "I stand by my book, and my life, and I won't dignify this bullshit with any sort of further response."

That must be why he's going on Larry King tonight.....

P.S. Random House has just reneged on its offer.