Why Brooklyn Says Frey’s Fiction


By Neal Comment

As promised last Friday, the Brooklyn Public Library has issued an official statement regarding the decision to reclassify A Million Little Pieces as a work of fiction. Here’s the word from BPL chief of staff Dionne Mack-Harvin:

“It is important that the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) classifies books in its collection in a way that reflects the community’s expectations. When BPL learned of public and publishing industry concerns of the discrepancies in James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, we felt it necessary to react in a way that would assure Brooklyn’s library users that the information they want and need is easily available and accessible within a clear and truthful classification system.”

Ahhhh, but what’re they going to do about Nasdijj?