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Memoir’s truthy obligations: a handy how-to guide

How true does a memoir have to be? That question has been the basis of an ongoing debate kicked off by the revelation, five years ago, that much of James Frey’s bestselling “A Million Little Pieces” was made up. Unfortunately, it has never been adequately answered. Commentators have tended to gravitate to oversimplifications: one side asserting [...]