Very Important Puzzler Tom Ruprecht waxes poetic on writing phony oral histories with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg on stage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Josh Rogosin/NPR hide caption

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Fake History Until You Make It

Want to know what J.D. Salinger was really up to during all those years as a recluse? He wrote racy letters to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dined with Michael Jackson and cut a track with the Foo Fighters. At least according to V.I.P. Tom Ruprecht, a former Late Show With David Letterman writer and author of a totally phony oral history of Salinger's life.