Saturday, March 08, 2008

Another Big Ass Fib

another personal story of suffering and triumph has turned out to be fiction. this story also involves an author who lied about her ethnicity. again, rather than paraphrase, i will quote a news article:

In "Love and Consequences," Jones writes about growing up as a half-white, half-Native American girl in South-Central Los Angeles in the foster home of Big Mom. One of her foster brothers, she writes, was gunned down by Crips gang members outside their home. Jones also claimed she carried illegal guns and sold drugs for the Bloods gang.
apparently, fake memoirs are rather common. people like stories of amazing triumph over adversity and suffering, and the publishing world is apparently a sucker for fake ones.

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