The settlement between James Frey and his publisher and readers of "A Million Little Pieces" who sued claiming they were duped into buying what was promoted as a memoir but was in part fiction has received tentative approval by a judge.
I've written at some length before on this saga, so I will just point to the last Planet Abell item on this subject, in which I use what I can recall of elementary school arithmetic to conclude that the $2.3 million deal makes whole a tiny fraction of potential victims (I use this word with some reluctance) and affects a small portion of total revenues.
I remain conflicted on this subject; I still have not read the book but do not intend to return my copy. Frey is a talented writer whose hoax was nowhere near the scale of Clifford Irvings'.
Is a couple of million dollars' penalty enough or not? Is it too much?