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The Misleading Memoir

The Misleading Memoir

Oprah comes clean. Sort of. (3 min)


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January 28, 2006

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Visitor Comments: 12

(12) FernandoOcumarez, October 22, 2006 11:12 PM

If honesty is required from any simple person with no access to the media, what should we expect from people in power?. In our modern culture, sometimes we relay on these individuals because they have won our trust. Rabbi Solomon you were right on !!!!!!!!!

(11) Anonymous, February 5, 2006 12:00 AM

a few details don't make the whole story untrue

I heard that the author originally wanted to publish as fiction but the publisher overruled him. Condem the publisher but that doesn't make his entire story of addiction untrue. Does everybody go through every memoir or biography and scrutinize every detail? Bill Clinton was almost impeached for lying and half the country, Jews included I'm sorry to say, think he was wonderful. Give the man and Oprah a break.

(10) Jodi, February 1, 2006 12:00 AM


the bottom line is he is still sober,
after a tough run with this addiction?
isn't that the most important issue here? and the book is still a great read and is and has been an inspiration
to many recovering addicts???

(9) Mary W, January 31, 2006 12:00 AM

Mr. Frey and his book

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon, was right on. Wish more of the press and people would not go along with the crowd. No matter how you look at it, it definitely was dishonest.

Thanks, for the 3 minute talk. Great.

Mary Wente

(8) Victoria Frank, January 31, 2006 12:00 AM

Oprah did the right.

Oprah should be left alone. She did not write the book, she was misled by the writer and was bold enough to say "I AM SORRY". Many supported the writter, and the only person you could pick on is Oprah. She has done what is right and that's good enough for us.She didn't have to appologise but she chose to do so, I think you should live her alone. It took her two weeks to correct her self because she is a busy woman and she did it when it fits her schedule, SO BID IT.

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