Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tell the Truth

This is the bottomline for memoirists. The truth is sacrosanct in nonfiction and must remain so. Those who think otherwise, as the two great New Journalists: Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe say in this piece, are sadly mistaken. Nan Talese, the publisher of Frey's fantasy, was duped as well as Winfrey, but she at least tries to set the record straight here at the NYO. I'm with her husband: not completely sold. The other story comparing Frey with W is really good too. Neither one knows what truth really is, which is gist the problem at hand isn't it?

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