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Why do people write fake autobiographies?

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lisajones On December 31, 2009




Woodbridge, Virginia
#1New Post! Dec 28, 2008 @ 20:12:16
The latest one appears to be Herman Rosenblat with a made-up memoir of how he met his wife in Nazi Germany. Another one is Margaret Seltzer with a collection of other people's gang memoirs written as though it was her life growing up.

Both of these were excellent stories which would have done well as fiction, instead of as made-up memories of a personal life that never happened.
peculiar On May 05, 2009

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, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Dec 28, 2008 @ 20:13:42
one word...money
royalmile700 On September 02, 2010




BALTIMORE, Maryland
#3New Post! Dec 28, 2008 @ 20:16:09
Sometimes people have an ability to write better in the first person then not. He could have used personal experiences and situations and realized they would work as a mirror story to a couple in nazi germany. Not always about money sometimes its just a comfort or ability.
lilbear On January 18, 2010
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#4New Post! Dec 28, 2008 @ 21:08:31
To make themselves sound interesting...
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