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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...

2006-01-11 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...

2006-01-09 16:11:28

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Only Harry Potter sold more books last year than James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," but was the American's memoir of alcohol and drug-induced mayhem as much fantasy as the boy wizard himself? Frey's book sold 1.77 million copies last year after being chosen by Oprah Winfrey's book club in September, but one investigative Web site now says his book was based on lies. The book's publisher, Random House's Doubleday division, stood by the author...

2005-06-20 22:35:30

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- This summer, in a darkened meadow west of Boston, Tufts University biologists are continuing to shine new light on the frenzied love life of fireflies. For the first time, researchers will explore the question of whether male fireflies' flashing light "“ previously shown in one species to indicate superior physical and genetic quality "“ has evolved in another species to provide misinformation to prospective mates. In other words, are some male...


Latest Night Reference Libraries

Wroughton's Free-Tailed Bat, Otomops wroughtoni
2013-06-25 19:31:15

Wroughton's free-tailed bat (Otomops wroughtoni) is a species of free-tail bat that can be found in a restricted range that includes a small portion of Cambodia and the Western Ghats. Its range is so small that it only appears in a few areas including two places in Karnataka, India and in the Barapede Caves between in the Belgaum district. Its exact distribution is not known, however, because the species is not often seen. There is not much known about Wroughton's free-tailed bat, but it...

European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

Ghost-faced Bat, Mormoops megalophylla
2012-07-17 11:13:55

The ghost-faced bat (Mormoops megalophylla) is one of two living species within its genus. It has a large range that includes Peru, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. In the United States, it can be found in Texas, and there have been records of it appearing in California and Arizona. It prefers a habitat within warm and humid environments. The ghost-faced bat is small, and is typically reddish-brown or dark brown in color. As the bat ages, this red becomes more...

Fringe-lipped Bat, Trachops cirrhosis
2012-07-13 14:46:38

The fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) is the only species within its genus, Trachops. This species, as well as its three subspecies, can be found in southern Brazil and from southern Mexico to Bolivia. It prefers a habitat within moist or tropical forests, with abundant water sources. It chooses roosts in hollow logs and caves, and can be seen roosting with other bat species. The fringe-lipped bat can weigh am average of 1.1 ounces. It is typically brownish red in color, although the...

Pale Spear-nosed Bat, Phyllostomus discolor
2012-07-09 17:30:10

The pale spear-nosed bat (Phyllostomus discolor) is native to Central and South America. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, and throughout southeastern Brazil. It can also be found in Bolivia and Paraguay. There is a controversial thought that it occurs in Argentina, but this is based off only one individual that has actually disappeared. It prefers a habitat within agricultural areas and lowland forests at an altitude of up to 2,000 feet. The pale-spear nosed bat holds two...

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