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Memoir fraud
by Cheryl Kaye Tardif   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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To lie...or not to lie. Some authors have a hard time with this decision.

Lying about factual book content is a crime. So why do some authors insist on trying to skirt the law with fictitious claims? Over the past 60 years, thousands of authors have claimed to have led fascinating lives and have bared all in gritty, nonfiction memoirs. Yet, some have outright lied.

Who can forget the James Frey scandal that resulted in a public admonishment from Oprah Winfrey?

Or more recently, Misha Defonseca, who claims in her "memoire" that she travelled with a pack of wolves during the Holocaust.

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