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2007-06-03 06:00:00

Rehab has never been so pleasant. All over the UK, spa-like boutique addiction centres are popping up, promising to make the transition from drunk to sober as painless as that from cellulite to smooth. At The Causeway, a residential clinic in Essex, visitors get picked up by helicopter, and lunch includes oysters and salad from the kitchen garden. A Pounds 60,000 per month bill ensures that one is in appropriately grand company. I am on my way to The Manor Clinic, the newest luxury boutique...

2006-02-23 17:53:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author James Frey, who admitted last month he made up much of his best-selling memoir "A Million Little Pieces," has been dropped by his publisher, Riverhead Books, Frey's representative said on Thursday. Frey's unmasking and public confession to Oprah Winfrey, the daytime television host whose endorsement catapulted the drug-rehab memoir to the top of the bestsellers list, has rocked the U.S. publishing industry, stirring debate about the nature of memoirs...

2006-02-01 20:35:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com said on Wednesday it has started a program to let authors communicate with readers, the latest in a series of moves by the online retailer to add entertainment features to its site. The Amazon Connect program lets authors post messages in blog format to readers who have bought their work at Amazon in the past or those sign up for the program. Amazon has so far enrolled more than 1,000 authors in the program, including Meg Wolitzer, James Patterson and Nelson...

2006-01-26 11:59:05

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Author James Frey confessed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday that he made up details about every character in his memoir "A Million Little Pieces" and the talk show host apologized to her viewers, saying she felt "duped." In 19 years in television "I've never been in this position before," said Winfrey, whose praise for Frey's book in September helped make it the top-selling book on nonfiction lists in the United States last year. "I really feel...

2006-01-26 11:59:55

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Author James Frey confessed to Oprah Winfrey on Thursday that he made up details about every character in his memoir "A Million Little Pieces" and the talk show host apologized to her viewers, saying she felt "duped." In 19 years in television "I've never been in this position before," said Winfrey, whose praise for Frey's book in September helped make it the top-selling book on nonfiction lists in the United States last year. "I really feel...

2006-01-17 13:11:50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey's powers of promotion, undimmed by a controversy over her endorsement of James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," worked a charm on her latest monthly book selection on Tuesday, sending Elie Wiesel's "Night" to the top of best-seller lists. Winfrey chose "Night," a first-hand account of World War II Nazi death camps, amid a literary storm over Frey's memoir, parts of which were later found to be untrue. "Night" knocked Frey's book off top spot on...

2006-01-13 16:54:53

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pundits and publishing experts furiously debated on Friday whether author James Frey should pass off his memoirs as true when he apparently made up key details but one reader wants a judge to decide the issue. Saying they were acting on behalf of Pilar More, a mother of two, who felt cheated by the revelations about the truthfulness of "A Million Little Pieces," the Chicago law firm Dale and Pakenas filed suit in a Cook County, Illinois,...

2006-01-11 23:53:08

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Powerful TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey threw her support to embattled author James Frey on Wednesday, saying a national uproar over whether he fictionalized parts of his best-selling memoir was "much ado about nothing." Appearing as a surprise caller on CNN's "Larry King Live" after King had gently quizzed Frey for nearly an hour, Winfrey broke her silence over whether his "A Million Little Pieces" was still a choice of her book club...

2006-01-11 13:51:15

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Random House will offer a refund to readers who bought James Frey's drug and alcohol memoir "A Million Little Pieces" directly from the publisher, a move believed to be unprecedented, after the author was accused of exaggerating his story. Readers calling Random House's customer service line to complain on Wednesday were told that if the book was bought directly from the publisher it could be returned for a full refund. Those who bought the book at...

2006-01-11 00:32:01

By Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood has always been a town that embraces self-invented personalities. But when two high-profile, film-friendly authors -- James Frey and JT LeRoy -- were exposed this week for possibly conning the public about their identities and the details of their work, industryites found themselves in the uncomfortable position of answering questions about how several projects based on now-suspect books might be affected....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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