The lure of made-up memoirs

The lure of made-up memoirs – Los Angeles Times

And here’s one more. The author of this piece compares the current faked memoir to Famous All Over Town, a first-person account of growing up in the gang culture of East L.A., published in 1983. That book, supposedly by a young Chicano writer named Danny Santiago, won a couple of literary awards. A year later writer John Gregory Dunne revealed that the real author of the book was a 73-year-old former screenwriter named Dan James.

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