Writing a memoir? Stick to the facts

Author admits making up memoir of surviving Holocaust – The Boston Globe reports:

“Eleven years after the publication of her best-selling Holocaust memoir – a heartwarming tale of a small Jewish girl trekking across Europe and living with wolves – the Massachusetts author yesterday admitted the whole story was a hoax.”

Read the full article – it’s fascinating. The fictionalizing author’s own story would have made a fascinating tale, so why lie?

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