The James Frey/Million Little Pieces controversy simply refuses to die: a Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Frey and his publisher claiming that she was defrauded.
More trouble is brewing for Michiana native James Frey who is said to have embellished parts of his best-selling memoir.
A Million Little Pieces was the top-selling non-fiction book of 2005 and is based on the life of the graduate of St. Joseph High School in Michigan.
Thursday, a Chicago woman filed a lawsuit against Frey and his publisher, accusing them of consumer fraud.
She says she read the book after hearing about it on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was emotionally moved.
But now, she says she feels cheated, since learning parts of the book aren't true.
James Frey has 20 days to respond to the lawsuit.
Oh, for Pete's sake. Oprah told her readers that the book was "emotionally true" even if it wasn't 100% factually accurate, thereby mitigating any damages the plaintiff may have suffered. We predict summary judgment for the defendants in record time.