The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban

If anyone had listened: the Exile on Frey from last year

The Exile had James Frey pegged on Day One and even more so on Day Two, even before he was unmasked as a proven fake.

just another dry drunk asshole. They're popular these days. Representative quotes:
Rehab stories provide a way for pampered trust-fund brats like Frey to claim victim status. These swine already have money, security and position and now want to corner the market in suffering and scars, the consolation prizes of the truly lost.

Frey got those anecdotes the no-risk way: he stole them from a real druggie/criminal author. A much better and more honest one, a guy named Eddie Little-specifically, Frey looted Little's great debut novel, Another Day in Paradise.
The accusation of theft from Eddie Little is interesting; I'll have to find that book.

Thanks to salome_st_john for pointing this one out.
Tags: argh, books, drugs, fraud, literature, politics, society
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