I don’t know when we’ll stop getting articles about half-fabricated memoirs. Maybe when we stop getting half-fabricated memoirs. Anyway here’s yet another. This, from James “Million Little Pieces” Frey, caught my eye:
“Look at Barack Obama’s Audacity of Hope,” Frey says. “There is small stuff made up there, things altered and characters composited. Would you ask him if it is all true? The question is the intention behind it. Is that honest?”
It’s easy to get things wrong. Like, for a sec there, I thought he said “characters composted.” One of my rare green moments.
And Frey, he doesn’t seem to have the right book; he probably means Dreams from My Father.
But his intentions are good.
Mine too. Really.