on "Oprah," talk-show host Winfrey brought out James Frey
, author of A Million Little Pieces
, who is probably understandably nostalgiac for the days when he had the support of his one-time backer (read
Emily Carter's take on things in this week's City Pages). His self-styled credibility as a bad-ass two-fisted addiction survivor was deflated considerably by a recent piece in The Smoking Gun
that revealed, among other things, that Frey's story of beating up, and being beaten up by, several cops was actually a minor arrest without incident that saw him freed in a couple of hours.