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“Who Is Leah Reader”, asks Pittacus Lore

from Leah Reader’s Words Fail Me Blog


The latest YA mega-sensation poised to vie for Twilight’s throne is the book I Am Number Four, the first of a new alien-teen-superhero series authored by the enigmatic “Pittacus Lore.” Note that while the book doesn’t launch until August 3rd, Michael Bay is already producing the movie (in conjunction with Steven Spielberg).

But just who is Pittacus Lore? According to HarperCollins’s author page:

Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling Elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years, preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

You see, the book is actually written by one of the characters in the book. Neat! Crazy! Mind-bending!

Except Pittacus Lore is actually James Frey, the notorious liar and drug addict whose“memoir” A Million Little Pieces was revealed to be more fiction than non-fiction (afterOprah embarrassingly lauded Mr. Frey for his gritty honesty).

So, y’know, just keep that in mind: Pittacus Lore is James Frey. James Frey is Pittacus Lore. The same James Frey who scammed Oprah and millions of naive memoir-readers. The same James Frey who somehow still has a literary career, utilizing various pseudonyms to publish shitty books. That James Frey.

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Posted on July 1, 2010 by Editor

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