I’m thinking of a line from Forrest Gump, “I’m not a smart man.”
Smoking Gun reveals that James Frey’s memoir is basically a fabrication.
Frey goes on Larry King Live to “defend” himself and implies that his publisher and editor Nan Talese knew all along that the work was more fiction than memoir.
News to her and appalled by the misrepresentation, Nan Talese contradicts Frey in a public statement. By her account, the work was presented as nonfiction and there was no discussion on how to publish it. (Note: Ms. Talese is a long time editor with a sterling reputation.) Not to mention, the publisher had been unequivocally standing behind Frey up until this point.
Boy, does this guy know how to win friends and influence people or what.
Every day I wake up with a little smile on my face. It’s going to be a good day because Frey isn’t my client.