Thursday, March 06, 2008

Fabulously funny ...

... and perhaps the definitive piece on fake memoirs: Karen Heller: Those other writers lie, but not I - no, not I.

In the European best-seller Mischa: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, Misha Defonseca claimed to be a Jewish girl raised by wolves while hiding during the Holocaust, until it was revealed last week that none of it was true. Except the girl part.
Who would fall for such hooey? Wolves? Wolves constituted pampering during my tortured youth. I was raised by rats, a vicious strain of locusts and one fat, stupid hen blindly loyal to Mussolini, though she was always Momma Cluck to me. Until Uncle Benito ate her.

To think I sat just a few feet away Karen all those years - and I never knew!

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