Thursday, January 26, 2006

Oprah apologizes to viewers about her support of Frey's book

Frey admits lying; Oprah apologizes to viewers - BOOKS - MSNBC.com

Oprah has backed off on her support of James frey's book. Soon after the controversy hit I had the opportunity to have lunch with Lauren Winner, who's own memoir, Girl Meets God, is wonderful. When asked about this matter she said that she believes that readers expect memoirs to be true so that's what authors ought to give them. I think she's right. Apparently, so does Oprah.

2 comments:

Zwerver said...

So jealous that you know Lauren Winner! Girl Meets God is one of my favorite new books in recent years. Mudhouse and Real Sex impressed me less, but still...

Bob K said...

I don't know Lauren Winner - she came as a speaker to the Calvin January Series and I was lucky enough to be invited to the lunch. It was, however, very cool and I got to hear her speak a little less formally and even converse with her briefly.