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Originally posted by zerotime
This is a prime example of what is wrong with news organizations and the general media. NO FACT CHECKING. I love that this book made it to Oprah and is being made into a movie that could star Brad Pitt and no one bothered to do the basic background research that would have taken about 10 minutes and a couple phone calls.
Originally posted by gingerlad
It does seem a bit pathetic that the author of this book has had to embellish his experiences somewhat in a bid to sell what has become for many an inspirational read; he's done the exact opposite and in my eyes has only now sunk to the bottom of life's crap-heap.
Originally posted by TheShroudOfMemphis
The fact that he was a addict at one point and is now an Oprah favourite and a best seller shows that using your brain CAN get you out of bad situations. He's obviously a smart guy and decided to face his problems head on and turn it around so it becomes a positive in his life.