It wasn't the first time Winfrey had been duped by a wayward writer. In 2006, author James Frey admitted that his best-selling memoir, "A Thousand Little Pieces," which Winfrey had gushed over on her show, was not entirely true. The book, a recounting of Frey's addiction to various drugs and alcohol, was well-received by the public. But after Frey admitted he'd made up much of the book, disgruntled readers sued Random House, the publisher, for full refunds of their books. A judge later ruled that readers who'd bought the book before Jan. 26, 2006, could get their money back. The lawsuit cost Random House and Frey about $2.35 million, including refunds, legal fees and a donation to an unnamed charity.