1.11.2006

this is all very interesting
james fry is on larry king live
memoir... that sounded like a good enough answer to me
let him get dramatic in his telling of his story
people would not have enjoyed it as much if such liberties had not been taken
now if he had written a historical piece or a news story
then I would be more critical

as in the case of this Washington Post journalist that got the nation's attention in 1980
her piece "jimmy's story" was read to us each day in grade school
(jimmy turned out to be a ficticious 8 year old junkie)

here is what Wikipedia said...

Janet Cooke was a reporter for the Washington Post during the early 1980s. In 1980 her story, "Jimmy's World", about an 8 year old heroin addict, sparked a frenzied 17-day scouring of Washington, D.C. at the behest of then-Mayor Marion Barry, in search of child addicts: none was found. Nevertheless, the article won a 1981 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Shortly afterward, Cooke confessed that "Jimmy" was a fabrication, claiming that he was a composite of several child addicts, and returned the prize. She also admitted to having padded her resume and resigned from the Post.

this all comes back to that amazing story of Rosie Ruiz

back to James Frey
this guy is in the hot seat...
handling himself without the tears that kept Rosie Ruiz from answering the questions
yet somehow I question...
Why was our president not put under the same harsh scrutiny about his embellishment?

a clean and sober friend of mine shared this article from EXILE
I would think that recovering addicts would support the book
as it is more the message than the measure of the truth
guess that some are jealous that they did not tell their tale on the New York Times best seller's list


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