Million Easy Pieces of the Night Music
(with apologies to everyone)
now everyone is familiar with the fall from grace of James
tough-guy recovering drug addict from Granville, OH. His
story of crime and redemption A Million Little Pieces was
revealed to be a near complete falsehood, shortly after
by Oprah Winfrey as a great book. Oprah, for her part, chose
by the book, but it seems significant that her next selection
is a book
of seemingly impeccable reputation, Elie Wiesel's holocaust
memoir Night. Quite a juxtaposition, IMO.
what happens when Elie Wiesel goes on the Oprah show and
crashes the party? I think it looks like this:
My honorable guest tonight is Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel,
who is the author of this month's book club selection Night.
We are so
proud to have you on our show today words cannot describe
Thank you, Oprah. I love your program. I only wish Dr. Phil
could be here with us.
Now, your book is a memoir, a true account of your suffering
the hands of the Nazis.
That's right, Oprah. Every word is true, exactly the way
I lived it.
from the crowd, crowd gasps as James Frey grabs the
Hey, I read your book, man, and I got a question to ask
(startled, but regains her composure) James Frey, ladies
gentlemen, author of A Million Little Pieces
Yeah, what I want to know, why did you take that abuse from
those guys? Man I woulda beaten those Nazi soldier to death
with my bare hands, I'da taken 'em two, three at at time....
comes and takes Frey away; he submits meekly)