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James Frey continues to be a dick. - Thanks, ants.
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James Frey continues to be a dick.
http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/69474/

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goddessdster From: goddessdster Date: November 12th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC) (linkage)
So he wants to write books that "change the world" by putting out crap YA? What's actualy funny is I, like most of the world, forget this person even exists until he makes his presence known again...
smuu From: smuu Date: November 12th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Fuck that guy, huh? I mean, just fuck him. He's like ... he's like the fucking Lex Luthor of the literary world.
violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: November 12th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Wow, yet another formulaic YA ghostwriting factory, how new. Tremble in your boots, Gossip Girl franchise!
lizbee From: lizbee Date: November 12th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Yeah, the Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys people are battening down the hatches right now.
cakemage From: cakemage Date: November 12th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I want to send that guy a douchebag in the mail.
laughingacademy From: laughingacademy Date: November 12th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Wow. He's like some awful, coked-up post-millennial Edward Stratemeyer.
lots42 From: lots42 Date: November 12th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC) (linkage)
A dick? More like the next contestant for Arkham.
bulldogscram From: bulldogscram Date: November 12th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC) (linkage)
*whistles* Bloody HELL. What an arrogant dick. He spouts all this crap about wanting to break moulds and live on as the most widely read author of his generation, blah blah blah and then does this? Creates a sort of writers sweatshop taking advantage of struggling, desperate students to churn out generic crap to rake in cash for himself? What a piece of work.

Never mind the company he keeps:

Frey collaborated with photographer Terry Richardson on a book called Wives, Wheels, Weapons

Ugh UGH UGH. I am just... *hands* EUGH.
twigcollins From: twigcollins Date: November 12th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC) (linkage)
"Frey said he was interested in conceiving commercial ideas that would sell extremely well."

Wow. What a revolutionary.
teenygozer From: teenygozer Date: November 13th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC) (linkage)
I hate these guys who think being a dick is somehow virtuous. I'm not an Oprah fan by any means, but I'm ecstatic that that it still burns that she embarrassed him in front of millions of people.
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: November 14th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC) (linkage)
Frey said he never considered whether A Million Little Pieces was fiction or nonfiction—and anyway, before the memoir craze of the nineties, it would have been published as a novel.

And if he'd published it as a novel instead of dishonestly jumping on the memoir craze to get more attention and money, he wouldn't have faced so much trouble. Is "Selling the story you made up as fiction is okay, but selling the story you made up as the truth is lying" really such a hard concept to grasp?
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