Weekly Dig Reveals Author Faked 'Oprah' Visit in Promo Materials

august 20, 2007  02:50 pm
A few weeks back, the Dig noted that Provincetown author Bill Schneider's claims of being on Oprah and of his book being selected for the media maven's book club seemed odd, since his novelette hadn't achieved any of the fame usually associated with the big O. Turns out the paper was right -- last week Schneider admitted he'd lied about Oprah, calling it "an error in judgment." Quite a difference from just weeks ago, when he was extolling the virtues of what the show can do for an author to the Dig. "Your whole life changes after Oprah," he said.