Today’s Publishers Lunch reports the following, which was in the Seattle Times (emphasis in bold is mine):
[…] two Seattle residents filed suit in federal court against Frey and Random House, charging “breach of contract, unjust enrichment, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act,” according to the Seattle Times. The plaintiffs, whose main request is to be compensated for the “lost time” in reading the book, are seeking class action for the suit. The newspapers says the suit is “apparently the third of its kind to be filed across the nation, seeks class-action status against Frey and the publisher.”
Hot-ta-mighty-no!!! This is about to get real, real, real REAL.
Suing for LOST TIME? Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. If they win, I’m taking me some folks to court. Do you know all the lost time I’ve racked up over the years? At the very least, I should be compensated for some of the BS relationships that wasted chunks (months, sometimes years) at a time.
The irony is, once all this is over, James Frey might actually have the makings of a really good memoir.
Too bad nobody will ever get to see it.