what happened

Spring 1996

James Frey starts writing a million little pieces

April 2003

a million little pieces publishes in US by Doubleday and in UK by John Murray

2004

James Frey writes my friend leonard

May 2004

a million little pieces publishes in UK by John Murray in paperback

June 2005

my friend leonard publishes in US by Riverhead and in UK by John Murray

September 2005

Oprah Winfrey chooses a million little pieces for her monthly bookclub

a million little pieces becomes a bestseller. Sells in excess of 4.5 million copies in US alone

8 January 2006

The Smoking Gun website publishes the article: “A Million Little Lies: Exposing James Frey’s Fiction Addiction”

11 January 2006

James Frey appears on Larry King Live on CNN

13 January 2006

Explanatory author note is included in books

26 January 2006

James Frey appears on Oprah Winfrey. No further media appearance

March 2006

my friend leonard publishes in paperback in UK by John Murray

12 September 2006

James Frey and publisher Random House, Inc. reaches a legal settlement in which readers who felt defrauded by a million little pieces would be offered a refund. Few take it up

July 2007

Nan Talese verbally attacks Oprah Winfrey for hypocrisy at a literary convention in Texas

August 2008

Bright Shiny Morning is published.

March 2009

The paperback of Bright Shiny Morning is published, which contains a new, unseen chapter about a writer and a talk show host.

May 2009

James Frey reports he received an apologetic phonecall from Oprah Winfrey.





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