The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

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.



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