Some People Should Be Shamed For Being Fooled Just Once
Wails from the literary crowd in today's Merc
Where does creative license end and lying begin?
That's the debate bubbling among writers, book lovers and ethicists in a week when supposed reality-based works by two well-known authors have been revealed to be at least partially fiction.
James Frey, who wrote the bestselling memoir ``A Million Little Pieces,'' stands accused of substantial embellishment, while San Francisco prostitute-turned-literati JT LeRoy now appears not to exist at all.
Next thing you know they'll be telling us that Elizabeth Wurtzel is not
a self-absorbed asshole.