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

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