With the recent "uprising" over James Frey's book, "A Million Little Pieces", and the classification of what constitutes a memoir, I can't help but think that the bigger issue at hand is what defines truth in our times. Rather then spending time debating whether or not the character in Frey's book committed suicide by hanging or wrist slitting, wouldn't it be better to address the importance of truth. And how our society has blurred it with truthiness - truth without fact.
Rather then spending time reporting on Frey's truthiness, wouldn't the world be better served spending time reporting on the Bush administration's relying on truthiness to execute their agenda? When will the American public demand the truth from it's president? When will someone as influential as Oprah hold George W. Bush to the same high standard as she holds author James Frey?
Truthiness, cute word... frightening consequences.