Literary "it" boy James Frey explains his comments about Dave 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...") in a recent Observer piece: "It was neither a misquote, nor am I particularly proud of it...The reporter was at my apartment, and he was standing in front of these stacks of books I have, and he was asking me about books. I didn't set out to bash Eggers. My honest view is I could give a shit about Eggers or any other writers."
The 13th step [Orlando Weekly Arts & Culture]