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13 Responses to "Book News for Tuesday, March 4, 2008"
March 9, 2008 at 12:57 PM
How come you pulled her book and still sell James Frey's?
March 7, 2008 at 01:44 PM
Carla, "Bio-fakery" is a fine category suggestion. However, I have to throw my weight behind
. I even managed to persuade Dave to drop the term a few times on OPB this morning! Let's hope it catches on.
March 7, 2008 at 01:42 PM
And the winner is... April!! Thanks to everyone for their elaborate
lies. I have six-figure publishing contracts that I'll be shipping to you all shortly. (Just don't cash the check. Trust me.)
March 6, 2008 at 03:03 PM
I was born in Hawaii to an African father whom I saw only a few times in my life, and a mother from Kansas. I was raised by my white grandparents in Hawaii, with a short stint living with my mom and her new husband in Thailand, when I was a young child. I was sent back to Honolulu to attend a prestigious private school primarily for native Hawaiians and to be raised by my Midwestern grandparents. Im very smart so I got into Harvard. Along the way, I changed my name from "Larry" to Larack, rather more African sounding. I grew up, moved to the trendy upscale Hyde Park neighborhood near the University of Chicago. And, after a short stint as a state legislator in a state where it matters little, I got elected to the Senate, served for two years, then decided I could "beat a woman" even if she did have way more credentials. I then decided to market myself as black man from the "baddest side of town" in Chicago, running for President. Nobody dares call me "the spoiler." I managed to bury my "Larry" background and even half of my relatives in the process. I have reinvented myself as an urban black guy who has risen up from the South Side! I keep telling everybody that makes me real tough. Also, in my new reinvention, I have Extensive Overseas Experience, basically from living in Thailand as a child with a mom who collected exotic husbands for short periods of time, and later, after my own unknown-to-me father in Africa died, going back to meet up with those relatives. Amazing spin on a life that could have tremendous consequences.
March 6, 2008 at 02:08 PM
Having been born a poor half-black, half-Phonecian child in a concentration camp, I honed my skills as a mage and a ninja while escaping from the Nazis -- using an airplane built from scraps of paper and used matchsticks. I survived the rest of the war by running drugs for wolves, in the process becoming addicted to the product. After waking up bloodied and bruised on a steamer ship in the port of Orleans, I entered a twelve step program and upon my recovery set off to England to reclaim my rightful place as heir to the throne. While serving in as paleontologist and phrenologist for His Majesty's Royal Fusiliers, I traded my chance to win ten gold medals in my third consecutive Olympics in order to finally realize my lifelong ambition of becoming the first astronaut to journey to the center of the earth. Here I fought a grueling battle against a serpent-demon, and bested the Devil in chess, which earned me the Victoria Cross and a promotion to Field Marshall. It was during these heady years that I also received Nobel Prizes for discovering gravity, electricity, and water. Renouncing my claim to the English throne in order to accept my joint appointments as Pope, Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, and Secretary General of the U.N., I served in this capacity until I became the first asian, lesbian virtuoso cellist to be elected President of the Earth.
March 6, 2008 at 01:57 PM
After being seriously beaned with a softball while playing at the summer Olympic games, I went into a coma for three years. During my coma, I met Jesus, Ghandi and Rosa Parks. When I awoke from my coma, I found that a male nurse had fallen in love with me and married me without my consent by bribing the hospital chaplain. But I grew to love him and now we have 10 kids.
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