Monsters and Critics has published my new essay "The Liar's Review of James Frey's Bright Shiny Morning." As you may remember, Frey's best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces turned out to be a million little lies. So what's a book reviewer to do when reviewing the novel of an author with a well-known aversion to the truth? Why the reviewer should do just like Frey did in his "memoir" and lie.
And just in case Frey hasn't irritated everyone in America, he's now thrown down the gauntlet to his fellow writers by stating that "Writer's block is for chumps." Charming guy.