"My account of events is a truthful but subjective recollection of last night," I'd say, "and the essential truth of what I've said should not be eroded by your skepticism."
That's what fibber-memoirist James Frey, author of the now-murky "A Million Little Pieces," told CNN's Larry King last night. I gotta admit, the guy's good. If he truly is a former addict -- IF -- then he surely exhibits the superior manipulative powers of a GREAT addict.
UPDATE from Random House/Doubleday web site:
"Contrary to erroneous published reports, Random House, Inc. is not offering a special refund on A Million Little Pieces. It has long been standard Random House Inc procedure to direct consumers who want a refund on any of the tens of thousands of books we publish back to their retail place of purchase, unless they purchased the book directly from us in which case we refund it. Yesterday we had 15 calls to our customer service line specific to A Million Little Pieces and fewer than that today. "