Odds and ends
A million little lawsuits.............is what Random House must have feared when it decided to offer refunds to anyone who purchased the wildly popular memoir A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Trouble began when it was discovered that some of the book was in fact nothing more than literary invention. While its author was busy making a heartfelt apology to Oprah - who had championed the book on her on-the-air book club - the publisher was busy trying to deal with lawsuits that were popping up from readers who claimed they were duped.
Lawsuits, part II..................Random House isn't the only publisher who has dealt with lawsuits recently - Regnery Publishing has recently found itself in court. However, whereas readers were suing Random House, Regnery is being sued by its own authors.