Thursday, January 12, 2006

Don't Forget to Wipe Before You Flush

Apparently when I wrote that past criminal, addict James Frey was a talented writer yesterday, I put the heroin before the needle. I made the critical mistake of inferring talent from book sales -- which were helped along by my most "love to hate" celebrity Oprah Winfrey. (Why can't I stand her? I don't know; I just do.) But for those of you who are interested in seeing a critic demolish Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," then this one is for you. It's entitled, "A Million Pieces of Shit," which is about as subtle as Frey's prose ironically or hypocritically.