The rehabilitation of James Frey has begun.
In some ways, the scandal served him very well – giving him a name he can now trade on, thanks also to his writing abilities. His publicist during the scandal, Kassie Evashevski, chose to part ways with him because of what she called issues of trust. But she also said: "I still believe he's a very talented writer and suspect that we haven't heard the last of James Frey."
It's commonplace to observe that Fitzgerald's dictum "There are no second acts in American lives" is no longer worth the paper it's printed on. No, what's dizzying is that there's no longer even a decent sized intermission between acts.