Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I'm enjoying the juicy exposes of James Frey and JT Leroy, despite not having read a word by either. (Running with Scissors is my sole acquaintanceship with the sordid memoir genre, and I didn't believe it for a minute.) Anyone else here old enough to remember Alleen Nilsen's "The House that Alice Built," a very un-library-literature-like look at Beatrice Sparks published in School Library Journal in 1979? It was great. There's a good account of the Go Ask Alice controversy here.