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Now it’s really time to throw down

Jerry Stratton, January 31, 2006

I’ve been quoting a lot of other people about the James Frey effect rather than talking about it myself; allow me to continue to do so. Rick over at Toestubber writes:

Meanwhile, out here, there’s an enormously destructive Drug War still going on, with real people getting sent to real prisons. Clueless morons fan the deadly flames of prohibition in this country, every time they believe that crap like Jimmy Frey’s books accurately describe addiction or recovery therefrom.

You also need to follow the link to the Finest Book Review Ever Written.

In response to Why Frey’s fakery matters: Seth Mnookin explains why James Frey’s “embellishments” are a disservice to his readers and to recovering addicts.

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