Dave Eggers is like, sooooo over. James Frey is the new literary it-boy. He sports a tattoo that says "F.T.B.S.I.T.T.T.D," which translates roughly to "Fuck the Bullshit It's Time to Throw Down." We love him already. Frey's already an expert in the soundbite department. On Eggers' book: "[It] pissed me off...because a book that I thought was mediocre was being hailed as the best book written by the best writer of my generation...Fuck that. And fuck him and fuck anybody that says that. I don't give a fuck what they think of me. I'm going to try to write the best book of my generation and I'm going to try to be the best writer." Frey's book, A Million Little Pieces, will be published by Nan Talese/Doubleday in April.
Meet the new staggering genius [Observer]