By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 10/27/2020
Posted: 1/20/2006
Topics/Keywords: #Blogging #Humor Page Views: 2061
I start a blog.

Okay. I've finally done it. Started a blog, that is. The name of this blog comes from a bit of current-event trivia that will undoubtedly be forgotten within six months. A Million Little Pieces is a book by James Frey that has gotten him and his publisher, Random House, into a bit of trouble. It was sold as non-fiction and picked up by Oprah's Book Club and so sold millions of copies. There was one little catch. It turns out it didn't really happen. It was a novel.

To deflect, Random House today announced that they "didn't know" the book was fiction when they bought it. Critics are saying they should have made at least a small effort to verify it. After all, the author claimed to have spent time in prison and it turns out he's never even been arrested.

Well, I say, Random House isn't as negligent as they've been made out to be. Why, look at the "memoirs" they didn't publish:

  • How I Found Jesus by Jerry Falwell
  • Fair And Balanced: The Memoirs of Bill O'Reilly
  • Pure As The Driven Snow by Monica Lewinsky
  • I Can Too Act! by David Schwimmer
  • Mission Accomplished! by George W. Bush
  • My Life As A Straight Man by Tom Cruise
  • The Long, Hard Path to Sanity by Pat Robertson
  • Universally Loved by Hillary Clinton
  • What I Was Really Doing During The Time The Conspiracy Theorists Claim Rumsfeld And I Were Planning The 9/11 Attacks With PNAC In 1992 by Dick Cheney
  • What I Really Think Of Vanna White by Pat Sajak

and my personal favorite,

  • More Than A Cute Butt by Mel Gibson

Remember these the next time you buy books from Random House.