Is There Something Extra-Special — And Extra-Stressful — Between…

Much has been made about Margaret "Peggy" Seltzer, the writer whose gang violence memoir, Love and Consequences, turned out to be a fabrication. But, the New York Times asks today, what of Cyndi Hoffman, Peggy's older sister? Hoffman is the one who turned "tattletale" and blew the whistle on Peggy. Her own sister. "We… » 3/18/08 1:00pm 3/18/08 1:00pm

Did Faux Memoirist Peggy Seltzer Reveal A Culture Of Narcissism Or…

Following yesterday's outing of ex-gang member/ Love and Consequences author Margaret Jones as middle-class private school grad Peggy Seltzer, cultural critics are punditing all over the place about what the rash of fake memoirs means to America. To the LA Times' Tim Rutten, the publication of these first-person… » 3/05/08 9:30am 3/05/08 9:30am