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Faking It: What Motivates False Memoirs?

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Faking It: What Motivates False Memoirs?

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Faking It: What Motivates False Memoirs?

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Faked memoirs by authors Margaret Seltzer, JT LeRoy, and James Frey have sparked controversies in the literary sphere. For insight, Farai Chideya talks with blogger and writer Eisa Ulen, who teaches English at Hunter College in New York City.

Ulen wrote the novel Crystelle Mourning about why someone would appropriate a narrative of urban struggle.

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