January 11, 2006

News Flash!

Oprah's codependent.

NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey broke her silence about James Frey's disputed memoir of addiction, "A Million Little Pieces," dismissing allegations of falsehoods as "much ado about nothing" and urging readers who have been inspired by the book to "Keep holding on."

"What is relevant is that he was a drug addict ... and stepped out of that history to be the man he is today and to take that message to save other people and allow them to save themselves," Winfrey said Wednesday night in a surprise phone call to CNN's Larry King, who was interviewing Frey on his live television program.{...}

If Random House is offering people their money back, well, that just means like the Paris incident last summer, Oprah's once again having a momentary delusion of grandeur. And just like last summer, it's all about the delusion of what she thinks is happening in her world, while the rest of us see something entirely different.

Posted by Kathy at January 11, 2006 10:09 PM | TrackBack

The message doesn't have to be technically correct for it to be "true" in a more spiritual sense, you see. What you shallow people would see as a "lie" merely reveals a "deeper truth" to us, the enlightened.

So what we're looking at here is that old whore of 19th-century "higher criticism" with a brand new Hollywood boob job.

Posted by: Bob at January 12, 2006 11:27 AM

Weird synchronicity:

I first heard about this book two days ago. A friend mentioned specifically the part about the guy going through intense dentistry without benefit of painkillers because he was in recovery. As a 17+ year veteran of recovery myself, my immediate reaction to that was that the guy was taking some artistic license, as nothing about any twelve-step program pravents the use of necessary anesthesia or painkillers as long as they are taken as prescribed and under a doc's supervision. Lo and behold, the article specifically mentions that as part of the subject mtter that has been called into question.

Posted by: Mark at January 12, 2006 01:30 PM

I've always found it curious that Oprah not only names her magazine after herself but puts herself on each and every cover.

Posted by: Fausta at January 13, 2006 10:20 AM
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