James Frey

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James Frey

Born

9/12/1969, Cleveland, Ohio

Birth Name

James Christopher Frey

Gender

Male
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    • In 1999, James won the Best Director award at the No Dance Film Festival for his direction of the 1998 film Sugar: The Fall of the West.

    • In 1998, James won (along with producer Mark Hyatt) the Best Film award at the Hermosa Beach Film Festival for his work on the 1998 film Sugar: The Fall of the West.

    • In May 2008, James published the book Bright Shiny Morning. Bright Shiny Morning is a work of fiction, the first book James has written that is not based on the story of himself.

    • James has also acknowledged extensive falsifications in a second memoir, My Friend Leonard.

    • James loves classic French literature.

    • James's favorite music bands are AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Led Zeppelin.

    • The latest issues of A Million Little Pieces do not bear the "Oprah's Book Club" sticker. Also included in the book is a three page insert speaking on how the controversy surrounding this book in no way shows the views of the publisher and if they knew parts of the book was false the wouldn't have published it as an Autobiography.

    • Steve Martin played James in a Saturday Night Live spoof of his famous Oprah Winfrey interview.

    • Even after James admitted he made up aspects of his memoirs, both A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard were still at the top of the bestseller's charts.

    • Frey's father, Robert Frey, was once a Whirlpool executive.

    • James has been married to his wife Maya for years and they have a daughter, Maren.

    • James spent over a year writing A Million Little Pieces.

    • On October 25th 1992, James was arrested a second time for Driving While Intoxicated, this time while in Granville, Ohio.

    • On June 8 1988, James was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in St. Joseph, Michigan.

    • On January 26, 2006, James admitted on The Oprah Winfrey Show that many parts of his "memoir" A Million Little Pieces were fabricated.

    • In September 2005, Oprah Winfrey chose James' A Million Little Pieces as a selection of her Oprah Book Club.

    • In 1992, James graduated from Dension University in Granville, Ohio.

    • James once attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    • In 1988, James graduated from St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, Michigan.

    • In 2005, James wrote a follow to his book A Million Little Pieces entitled My Friend Leonard.

    • In 2003, James Frey wrote the memoir A Million Little Pieces.

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