January 24, 2006

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Larry King's advice to James Frey

This is from the transcript of Larry King's interview with disgraced memoirist James Frey. The genius part is when King says, "I'm not suggesting...":

FREY: I don't think -- I think you could probably find people who would dispute every memoir that was ever published. And a lot of them have been disputed. When Jerzy Kosinski's "Painted Bird" came out and became a big success several years afterwards, people said, "You know what? Jerzy Kosinski never went through the Holocaust." It's happened with a number of recent memoirs. It tends to happen with a lot of the more high-profile memoirs.

KING: And Jerzy killed himself. I'm not suggesting -- Mondovi, Wisconsin, hello.

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