Author James Frey is no stranger to controversy. When Oprah Winfrey publicly outed his 2004 best-selling memoir A Million Little Pieces as a fabricated version of his alcohol and drug addiction, he became the literary world’s most hated figure. Publishers dropped him, the media besieged him and readers launched law-suits against him. Now, after two high-selling but under-the-radar novels, he’s at it again releasing the third book of the Bible – where a booze-fuelled, sex-crazed Messiah lives in contemporary Manhattan. ‘The book is an attempt to tell the story of what it might be like if the Messiah was actually alive today living in a world with nuclear weapons, advanced physics, the internet, genetic testing, one where we know homosexuality is not a decision,’ Frey explains. The result is The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, where the protagonist Ben Zion is a man who calls the bible ‘antiquated’ and believes in curing people through sex, since an orgasm is the closest anyone on earth can get to heaven. Intrigued? Well now you’ve got the chance to meet James Frey in person to hear him talk about The Final Testament of the Holy Bible and his other work, alongside a rather civilised glass of champagne and cupcake. Book quick though because tickets are limited!
Hear James Frey discuss The Final Testament of the Holy Bible on Tuesday 12 April at 7pm in Waterstone’s, 193 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SH. To book tickets, which cost £3, call 020 7937 8432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org