Thursday, January 26, 2006


So, just to fill you in, if you're not a big dork like me, there's been this scandal over James Frey's "memoir" A Million Little Pieces, because he made all the good parts up. Probably no one would care, except that the book was selected for Oprah's Book Club and instantly became a best-seller, so now several million people, some of whom have actually read the book, feel angry, conflicted, betrayed, or completely uninterested.

Oprah, on the other hand, is nothing if not interested. When the story broke and Frey went on Larry King - with his mother, of all people - Oprah called to say she supported him, blah blah blah. But then she got to thinking, and started feeling kind of mad, tricked even, and she had Frey on the show today to give him a piece of her mind.

I have to confess that I've never watched Ms. Winfrey's show, except maybe once - I think it was one of those car giveaway dealies - but she's my new favorite person on television. Not that, in the end, it makes a big difference one way or the other. But Frey's whole shtick was about how tough he was - his crazy fights in jail, his Novocaine-less root canal, all kinds of crazy shit - and Oprah made him pee his pants like a little baby. Tee hee.


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