Friday, February 24, 2006
James Frey Is Fried By Publisher
Finally, someone realizes that a fraud like James Frey is no one to do business with. While Frey's previous publisher continues to lie to the public by marketing his pack of lies as a "memoir," Frey's new publisher Riverhead just canceled his two-book deal. In contrast, JT Leroy -- the nom de plume of a couple -- continues to deliver work for the simple fact that Leroy publishes fiction. Yes, "Leroy" implied their life was a model for the work -- and if I was one of the celebs duped by this couple, I'd be pissed. But their fairly dull fiction is still fiction, so deceptive (or clever) marketing of it isn't the same thing.