James Frey, author of the rehab memoir A Million Little Pieces, made waves in 2003 when he took issue with the glowing critical reception given Dave Eggers’ memoir. “Fuck that,” Frey allegedly said. “And fuck him.” Today Frey fields questions from Gothamist about, among other things, his latest memoir (My Friend Leonard) and his past remarks.
Are you tired of journalists asking if you regret any past comments?
Most of the journalists who ask about it haven’t checked to see what I actually said. Answering questions about shit I didn’t say is a pain in my ass.