5 famous plagiarism and fraud accusations in the book world

As the author of a novel about Edgar Allan Poe's wife faces controversy, here are five plagiarism and fraud cases that shook the literary community.

4. James Frey

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James Frey's name became notorious in 2006 when "A Million Little Pieces," which Frey had previously stated was a memoir of his drug and alcohol addiction and had become a bestseller, was discovered by the Smoking Gun to be partially fictional. The controversy led to a memorable episode of Oprah Winfrey's show in which the talk show host confronted Frey about the charges being made against his memoir. Winfrey had previously picked the book as a selection for her popular book club.

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