Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Not Another One!

It would appear that as soon as I made my last post as to what memoir really was that another crock was being uncovered. This time a Ms. Margaret Seltzer writing under a pen name was outed as having made up the whole thing. From the NYTimes:
In “Love and Consequences,” a critically acclaimed memoir published last week, Margaret B. Jones wrote about her life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods.

In her defense she claims she was writing the stories of people she knew, that her assumption of a false life was an attempt to give them a voice.

Unlike the Frey case, Ms. Seltzer's books are being recalled and her book tour has been canceled, in part because the book tour was yet to start. There will be no run in with Oprah this time around.

For crying out loud people, just write it as fiction and get on with it!

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