When Bruce Willis is not busy rescuing hostages in Die Hard, he comes out in defense of I-made-it-up writers like James Frey, whose book “One Million Little Pieces” got blasted by Oprah Winfrey on her TV show.
“Look at what happened to James Frey in the last two weeks,” Willis rants to iFMagazine. “That’s a great book and so is the follow-up book ["My Friend Leonard"]. And just because his publisher chose to say that these were memoirs, it took it out of being a work of fiction, a great work of fiction and very well-written, to this guy having to go be sucker-punched on ‘Oprah’ by one of the most powerful women in television just to grind her own ax about it.” He continues: “Hey, Oprah, you had President Clinton on your show, and if this fucker didn’t lie about a couple of things, I’m going to set myself on fire right now. James Frey is a writer, OK? He can write whatever he wants. It’s fiction, and it’s just hard, it’s just shameful how he was treated in some of these things.”
That’s exactly my point. When my friends read my biography, they told me it was full of bullshit. I understand they don’t believe that I dated Denise Richards or that I killed a bear with my bare hands. But it’s not a reason to burn my book in front of me.