It's official: we live in a world of reality television that is scripted and memoirs that aren't real.
The truth has been whittled down to what can sell. And if the truth ain't good enough, hell, make it up.
Shame on you, James Frey, for calling your fiction a memoir after you couldn't sell it as fiction.
Shame on you, Doubleday, for not doing even the most basic fact checking for something that, no matter how you slice it, is supposed to be non-fiction...or, in other words, facutally accurate.
And shame on you, Oprah Winfrey, for choosing to stand by Frey's "emotional truth" instead of calling his "memoir" exactly what it is: a lie.