CNN: “Under a tentative legal settlement, readers who said they were defrauded by Frey’s best-seller, “A Million Little Pieces,” can claim refunds, an agreement called unprecedented — and understandable — by a leading publishing attorney.
To receive refunds — $23.95 for the hardcover, $14.95 for paperback — consumers will have to submit a receipt or
some other proof of purchase: for the hardcover, page 163; for the paperback, the front cover. They will also need
to sign a sworn statement that they bought the book because they believed it was a memoir.”
Will we see this extend to other literary works? We, for one, felt defrauded by the The Little Prince. We thought it was a delightful children’s story but were dismayed to learn that it was a narcissistic womanizer’s thinly-veiled apologia.
(Thanks to Tave!)