I had to walk five miles barefoot in the snow to post this

This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.

Catherine Bennett has an excellent column in the Guardian about veracity and one-upmanship in trauma memoirs, especially of interest as there’s been a spate of doubt cast on so many memoirists lately.

Question for those of you who actually read the James Frey book: Does he really have the sentence, “I have lived with agony for so long that as it beats along with my strong and steady heart, it doesn’t bother me,” in his memoir? And if so, did any of you fling the book across the room at that point? Just wondering.


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