I’m sure most people have heard of the author of the book, “A Million Little Pieces”. Oprah picked James Frey’s memoir for her book club years ago and then publicly humiliated him in front of the world when she discovered his book had some fiction in it. He had taken his book to be published as a novel but was based on some of his own experiences so the publisher chose to publish it as non-fiction. She had implied on the Larry King Show that she was going to defend him but she behaved as if he had set out to personally destroy her. I was supposed to attend his book signing in Toronto that very day but Oprah invited him to her show so he postponed our date. I did eventually meet him a few weeks later.
I wrote a blog about memory a couple of weeks ago and mentioned him in it. I sent the blog to James Frey’s company in the hopes he might read it and he DID! You can read it here.
I received an email from him yesterday. Here’s what he said,
Thanks for the note and the post. Deeply appreciated. Very sorry about your daughter. Hope you and your family have found some peace.
Good luck with your book. Write your heart out!
I’m so excited that he took the time to read my blog and respond to me.
Have you ever sent your blog to someone you admire?