Deep Dive: So You’re Into Fake Memoirs

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The fake memoir is nothing new. When I was a kid, perhaps the most famous fake memoir was Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (though it was originally credited to “Anonymous.” I remember being fascinated by the story of a teenager who died, leaving behind a diary.

Then, of course, there was James Frey’s bestseller, A Million Little Pieces. That one even got Oprah.

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