Sure, everyone knows about the James Frey caper, but take a look at this, pardon the expression, lowballing of the genre
. And the follow up "family" edition just sold.
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME. KEVIN., a humorous account of his deeply-disturbing spiritual crisis, which sends him back to his childhood home in North Carolina in search of his Ultimate Purpose, only to be met with serious doses of reality in the form of his congenitally reclusive brother, manic depressive mother, and grandmother suffering from advanced Alzheimer's (his grandfather and dad were there, too, but they never left the basement where they continually repaired a single lawn mower), to Lindsay Sagnette at Bloomsbury, by Erin Hosier at The Gernert Company.
With that kind of background it's easy to see why Keck is successful. Naturally he and Tommy Lee share the same agent.