I’ve been wanting to write more about lying memoirist James Frey, but I haven’t gotten around to it. In the meantime, some other people have written outstanding pieces on Frey, including the New York Observer’s Tom Socca, who says everything I would have said much more eloquently — and a lot of insightful things that didn’t occur to me as well. He even makes an interesting comparison of James Frey to George W Bush.
One thing I have noticed in this controversy is that opinions are divided very neatly along gender lines. Men seem to be much more outraged than the whole thing than women — I’m not sure exactly why. That’s not to say that women are excusing his lies, it’s just that they’re less likely to be worked up about it.