Monday, January 30, 2006

Publishers Say Fact-Checking Is Too Costly - Publishers Say Fact-Checking Is Too Costly: "Last Thursday, publishing-industry veteran Nan Talese was excoriated on television by Oprah Winfrey for publishing James Frey's 2003 "A Million Little Pieces," a bestselling memoir about the author's struggle to overcome drug dependency that he has since admitted is partly fictitious.

Meanwhile, the fate of Mr. Frey's second memoir, the best seller "My Friend Leonard," published by Pearson Plc's Riverhead Books, is still unclear. The publisher said it is reviewing the situation, as well as two additional books it has agreed to publish by Mr. Frey."

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