Saturday…Just Saying 8/25/2012

James Frey, 1969

James Christopher Frey is an American writer know for novel Bright Shining Morning and memoirs A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard, all bestsellers. A Million Little Pieces, published as an autobiographical memoir about Frey’s imprisonment and struggle with a crack addiction, was later revealed to be highly exaggerated, to which Frey admitted, “I’ve never denied I’ve altered small details.”
Karen LeRosier: Small details falls short of expanding five hours jail time into 87 days in prison. He upped the conflict, conflict, conflict as if he was writing fiction, fiction, fiction.

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Image is a section of Lakshamana fights Indraji, by unknown Indian artist, from Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday…Just Saying 8/18/2012

Selma Lagerlöf, 1858 – 1940

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is best known for her children’s book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils) and adult novels Jerusalem, and Gösta Berlings saga (The Story of Gösta Berling.)

Image of Lagerlöf by Atelje Jaeger, Stockholm

A section from painting A Family Merrymaking by Jan Miense Molenaer at

Saturday… Just Saying 8/11/2012

Oscar Wilde, 1854 – 1900

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer, playwright, journalist, and poet. He is most famous for his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, his play, The Importance of Being Earnest and unfortunately for the trials and imprisonment for homosexuality.

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Illustration adapted from portrait of Oscar Wilde(en by Napoleon Sarony at

Saturday… Just Saying 8/4/2012

Lord Byron, 1788 – 1824

George Gordon Byron, know as Lord Byron is one of the most highly regarded and, influential English poets. He’s most known for Don Juan as well as brief poems such as She Walks in Beauty and When We Two Parted. He is also known for his life of excess, scandal and ups and downs.

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Illustration adapted from ”The portrait of Lord Byron”; Troyes (France),