We bear a responsibility for what we publish, and apologize to the reading public for any unintentional confusion surrounding the publication of A MILLION LITTLE PIECES.
We are immediately taking the following actions:
• We are issuing a publisher’s note to be included in all future printings of the book.
• James Frey is writing an author’s note that will appear in all future printings of the book.
• The jacket for all future editions will carry the line “With new notes from the publisher and from the author.”
• Although demand for the book remains high, we are not currently reprinting or fulfilling orders until we make the above changes.
• The publisher’s note and author’s note will be posted prominently on the randomhouse.com website.
• The publisher’s note and author’s note will promptly be sent to booksellers for inclusion in previously shipped copies of the book.
• An advertisement concerning these developments will appear in national and trade publications in the next few days.
Friday, January 27, 2006
James Frey update
If you haven't been following the scandal over James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, he basically has been forced to admit (after The Smoking Gun did an expose) that he embellished or made up a fair amount of his "memoir." Even Oprah has turned on him! Now comes this release from the publisher, Doubelday/Anchor: