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James Frey is a marketing genius

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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 03:39 PM
This man has written a book and sure embelished some details, but it is a memoir of what he (as a drug addicted drunk) remembers and then wrote. I tackles many issues and i'm sure many others are living even worse of a life. He still has sold millions and now is being pinned against the wall. There is no BAD publicity. He knows what he is doing. MAKING MONEY!

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 10:35 PM
According to reports I have read, Frey tried to market his "memoir" as a fictional piece with no success.

"I don't think it is a novel," Frey said of his book, which had initially been offered to publishers, and rejected by many, as fiction. "I still think it's a memoir."

The same accusations were made against Henri Charrière regarding his memoir, Papilion, which was turned into a movie starring Steve McQueen.

I think his reputation will suffer, if that's possible, but if he is talented and churns out good fiction, no one will have to question his veracity again, unless he decides to write another "memoir." If he can sell books, the publishers won't give two hoots.

[edit on 2006/1/26 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 11:02 PM
Whitley Streiber is another example.

in the 70's, he was a science fiction writer. He wrote a book once about a guy being abducted by aliens. It was not well received by the scifi community.

Then, in the 80's, low and behold, he was abducted by aliens! They made him the focal point of their "coming out" to the people of earth. And he became a new age authority on alien contact.

his books "communion" and "transformation" made him millions.

Maybe abduction was not so negative in his case. Funny how, despite Aristotle, Life imitates Art. . . .


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