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A million little lies: James Frey on Oprah

As the owner of Bloom Creatives, Caroline Gutierrez Goddard tells stories with words and photos -- and as such, is a regular contributor here at SheKnows.

Oprah interviews James Frey

James Frey told Oprah Winfrey he has no respect for the memoir genre.

James Frey

James Frey rose to fame when Oprah Winfrey chose his memoir as a book club selection -- but she changed into a bitter critic when his book A Million Little Pieces turned out to be nothing more than a million little lies.

Now Oprah has revisited the author to find out how his life -- and attitude -- have changed since his very public humiliation. The verdict: Not much.

Frey is still rather unrepentant over what he did, and frankly thinks every memoirist does the exact same thing -- they just don't get caught.

"I don't have a whole lot of respect for the genre. I think most writers of memoirs, and this is a very unpopular statement, do what I did," Frey said on Monday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Oprah does not look amused. Watch a clip here:

Image courtesy Michael Carpenter / WENN

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