Oprah vs. Frey ...
Sat, 01/28/06 10:05 AM
I am bemused by the ruckus about the best selling book A Million Little Pieces.
- Oprah embraces it ... Oprah defends it ... Oprah turns on author !!!
It was a very well selling book without her ... The Oprah marketing machine gave it a huge boost.
I read it, it is a good book. I am not nearly as worldly as Oprah and I knew from the first page that there was licence being taken by the author -- for example, what airline lets a bleeding, unconscious drugged out passenger fly alone?
In case this example slipped your mind while reading the book, when you get to the last page, another example, what pool room bartender serves a drink, under those circumstances, without collecting the money?
Both examples made for a better story, but didn't add up.
I'm just wondering why Oprah didn't expect embellishments from the admitted, strung out substance abuser -- especially when there were easy clues?
Is Oprah just caving in to the perpetually negative press and a the voices of the, generally loud, negative thinkers among us?
How did all the ruckus effect your opinion of the book?
Are memoirs different than autobiographies?