Oprah Winfrey tore into author James Frey yesterday, after allegations surfaced that his Oprah’s Book Club memoir A Million Little Pieces had been falsified. Frey, whose memoir recounts his problems with drug addiction, was scolded by Winfrey that he had “betrayed millions of readers” by fictionalizing his story.
I’ve excerpted some of the more contested passages below:
Excerpt from Chapter 3: A Date With Destiny
…didn’t believe that I’d had sex with the Queen. I invited DiCaprio to smell my fingers, holding them out to his face, but he couldn’t hear me over the sound of the helicopter blades. ‘No time for that now, boys, Captain Mactaggart yelled at us. “This assassination mission of Osama bin Laden won’t execute itself.”
As I turned down a parachute, electing to drop the 15,000 feet unassisted, I knew in my heart he was right.