I’m thinking of a line from Forrest Gump, “I’m not a smart man.” To recap: 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… MORE2 Comments
Would You Like Truth With That?
One of my favorite writers is Allan Sloan, the financial journalist from Newsweek. If you ever want to read compelling writing, pick up a copy. Any person who can make corporate mergers and mutual fund topics fun to read is a writer to watch. If he’s covering a stock that… MORE1 Comment
Sometimes I regret growing up in Missouri where I was relentlessly taught to be nice. It means that when I’m sitting across the table from a would-be writer at a writers’ conference who’s pitching me the most outlandish novel (you name it)/memoir-about-being-abducted-by-aliens/nonfiction-project-I-don’t-even-remotely-represent, I haven’t the heart to say that it… MORE14 Comments