Dispatch December 2009

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2003: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. The genre of the fake memoir, which would blossom throughout the decade and achieve its efflorescence this year in Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue, was firmly planted by the amiable Frey with these many fake tales of hard-man druggie-ness. Me, I can never get over his tattoo: FTBSITTTD. Or: Fuck The Bullshit, It’s Time To Throw Down. Right on, brother!

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