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I still think that James Frey book is good. Similarly I still enjoy JT Leroy's work after the author was exposed as not being what s/he pretended to be.
Haven't read The Pianist but remember enjoying the film. There are quite a few Holocaust memoirs that stretch the facts like any other autobiography would: there are one or two that are in fact shameful fake memoirs of the Holocaust. No doubt that among the 'painful lives' section there are also books by people who were never abused as children, but the Holocaust still happened, just as child abuse does.