The smoking gun in the whole Smoking Gun examination into the James Frey phenomenon is actually the ridiculousness of a book such as this gaining the kind of popularity it did in the first place. I’m a bona fide Oprah fan here, but choosing this book is right up there on the bad moves list with Dr. Phil. Yikes. Giving attention to yahoo books like this is the kind of thing that makes 15 year olds go and prostitute themselves so that they “have a good story”. That’s what we should be talking about here…boy, am I on a rant today or what? Usually I try to be so positive.