The Man in the Frey Flannel Suit (via Whatever)

James Frey, that guy who wrote the memoir that turned out to be fictional, continues to sink lower and lower. Anyone in a Master of Fine Arts writing degree should read this in particular, though I reccommend it to anyone as a lesson in learning how to spot scams.

Folks from all over are sending along e-mails asking me what I think of this story in New York magazine about author James Frey’s book packaging shop, in which Frey trolls classrooms full of impressionable MFA candidates and/or aspiring authors to get them to give him their ideas, in return offering them a contract that is a high water mark in being a complete asshole: In exchange for delivering a finished book within a set number of months, the … Read More

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