Today I found this interesting article on memorable literary hoaxes. This one leads with another fake memoir about to be released, supposedly by a half white, half native girl raised in by an abusive mother. Just like last week’s exposed fake, Love and Consequences isn’t true.
My favourites are Go Ask Alice, which wasn’t an anonymous diary at all; Fragments, yet another fake Holocaust memoir; and Mutant Message Down Under, distance doesn’t mean ignorance, at least not anymore. To think some of them got away with it for so long, too.
Keep your diaries and journals real unless you label them as fiction.
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