Notable Authors Caught Lying

Here are a three notable authors caught lying about their ‘true’stories.  Remember James Frey’s ‘A Million Little Pieces’? The book was even pushed by Oprah.  The author spent one night in a drunk tank making his fiction addiction such bullshit.  By the time he was exposed he’d sold truckloads of copies.  He apologized to Oprah but people still loved him.

This one is about 3 or 4 years old.  My grandaughter is an animated, expressive 4 year old. but when she sees her Peter Rabbit climbing out the window at night I won’t be following it and writing a book.  Or should I?     *Taken from: heavenisforreal.net/the-books/heaven-is-for-real/      Four-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy and his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the following months—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back. *  Yeah,  made up.   Maybe the angels didn’t get any royalties.

And now the book Escape From Camp 14 about a North Korean escapee who has changed his story, too.

What I have to figure out is a bizarre account of my freelance astronaut days when NASA wouldn’t take up foreigners…and I stowed away…yeah…and the astronauts barred me from the cinema…and I had an ‘incident’ using the vacuum toilet…..   Remember when the Challenger blew up? I was the guy on the previous shuttle flight who put the ‘Do Not Push’ warning on the destruct button. They just couldn’t keep their monkey fingers away.  Maybe it was a bad idea.  Any takers?  Really, I was in space.