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

Female Gang-Banging Memoirist Is More Fiction Than Fact

In the biggest literary hoax since... well, last week, when that Holocaust memoir turned out to be entirely fabricated, 33-year-old Margaret B. Jones, whose new memoir of foster homes and gang violence, Love and Consequences, has been revealed to be a hoax by the New York Times. In Love and Consequences, Jones —… » 3/04/08 9:30am 3/04/08 9:30am