James Frey Official Website
Join the JAMES FREY mailing list

“I think of it as a personal car crash for me. And I just don’t want to watch it.”



by Kristin Watson

Five years after James Frey set off one of the biggest controversies in The Oprah Winfrey Show history, the author of A Million Little Pieces has returned to talk with Oprah in a no-holds-barred interview. What did he have to say five years later? Read on to find out.

James Frey and Oprah Winfrey
In January of 2006, Frey appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and admitted he had not been truthful in the book. Winfrey’s response was, “I feel duped. But more importantly, I feel that you betrayed millions of readers.”

Five years later, in an interview set against the backdrop of New York, James Frey has returned to The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Frey revealed to Winfrey that he hasn’t seen much of his 2006 appearance on the show. “I think of it as a personal car crash for me. And I just don’t want to watch it.” He added, “It definitely wasn’t my finest day.”

When asked about what he was feeling after he was confronted by Winfrey on the 2006 show, Frey said, “I was feeling shock and definitely stunned. I just wanted to get home.”

James Frey said that when he decided to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, he didn’t know it was going to happen like that. He thought he was going to have a chance to tell his side, but he realized, “I created that mess. I created that situation.”

[ click to read full post at ]

Posted on May 16, 2011 by Editor

Filed under Culture Music Art | | No Comments »