, Stephen Glass
' semi-fictionalized memoir
billed as a novel
) was published by Simon & Schuster
in May 2003
The novel received almost unanimously negative reviews (one of them by Glass' editor at George Magazine1, another by his cow-orker at The New Republic2). Glass was accused of failing to account or apologize for his transgressions, although this was nominally the book's purpose, and of reassigning most of the blame to his superiors at various publications (and the profession of journalism itself), as well as using the book as an opportunity to throw dirt at real and imaginary coleagues for no apparent reason. In the novel he also re-imagines his unglamorous post-scandal graduation from Georgetown University with a degree in law (and proceeding to work as a law clerk) as tuning in, dropping out and going to work at a video store.
A movie based on the Glass scandal, Shattered Glass3, was filmed in 2002 and is slated for release in October 2003. It was written and directed by Billy Ray (screenwriter of Hart's War) and is based not on Glass' memoir, but on an article by Pulitzer-winning journalist H.G. Bissinger. Hayden Christensen, former and future Anakin Skywalker, stars as Glass.