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When Poetic License Goes Wrong

– or Another Day, Another Scandal.

Turns out I needn’t look very far for the next book on my ‘to-read’ list.

What can I say, I’m a sucker for a fallen woman and memoirs, even if their veracity turns out to be questionable (read: entirely untrue).

I suppose we can just add this to the long list of things that white people like.


For more on the Margaret B. Jones Love and Consequencesscandal see:

No Love, Just Consequences [Jezebel]
[readacted] liar [Undercover Black Man]
The lure of made-up memoirs [Los Angeles Times]


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2 thoughts on “When Poetic License Goes Wrong

  1. I heard about this book. I always wonder why people choose to make something into a memoir. Like, what not write it as fiction? Why not just call it fiction? It baffles me.

    Posted by stephanie | March 7, 2008, 10:57 am
  2. Yeah. I’m sure that it’s just because memoirs sell better. They’re like the tabloids of the publishing world…

    Posted by team gingerbread | March 7, 2008, 6:18 pm

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