So James Frey was not the Despicable Criminal his memoir made him out to be, and his book was full of Lies?

And JT Leroy doesn't even really exist?

What next? Dave Eggers' parents are alive and well? Toni Bentley prefers it missionary style? Kathryn Harrison's father really only liked her as a friend?


The Smoking Gun does a masterful job of following the paper trail of Frey's embellishments and lies. I have to say that my favorite part of the expose was learning that Frey, in between dealing drugs, blacking out and bleeding from every orifice, found time in college to join the same fraternity as my brother.