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Memory, Autobiography, and The Road Not Taken

By now just about everyone reading this blog has heard about the big scandal involving best-selling author James Frey and his memoir, A Million Little Pieces. In a lengthy expose, The Smoking Gun confirmed what others had suspected: Some events in the book were either creative embellishments or complete fiction–in other words, lies. Since then, Oprah phoned Larry King to defend Frey, after which she invited Frey back on her own show to give him a public spanking. A lot of journalists and

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