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March 06, 2008

Love and Consequences

Love and Consequences, Margaret Seltzer's memoir of growing up in South Central LA....well, it appears that Love and Consequences is a very good novel and a terrible memoir: it's all made up.

Margaret Seltzer's fake memoir
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Weren't the characters in her memoir about growing up a foster child in South Los Angeles, "Love and Consequences," just a little too archetypal to be true? ...
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In today's pages: John Wayne, Love and Consequences
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... and Tim Rutten explores the appeal of made-up memoirs, after revelations that gang-life tell-all "Love and Consequences" was an elaborate hoax. ...
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Love & Consequences: Not the First Example of a Hoaxter- Author
Publishers Weekly - New York,NY,USA
PW has learned that Riverhead editor Sarah McGrath, who acquired Margaret Seltzer’s Love & Consequences for Scribner but brought it with her to Riverhead, ...
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Yxta Maya Murray on ‘Love and Consequences’ Hoax
Truthdig - United States
My response is this: I believed every single word that Seltzer wrote in “Love and Consequences.” And if I had to do it again, I would believe her a second ...
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No, the ‘Times’ Coverage of ‘Love and Consequences’ Is Not Charles ...
New York Magazine - NY, USA
This morning Gawker devotes a lot of blog inches to speculating about whether Love and Consequences, the "memoir" of growing up in South Central LA that ...
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Book publisher suffers hoax, the sequel
First Post - Cheltenham,England,UK
As the US publishing world reels from the latest literary hoax - Margaret Seltzer's fabricated memoir Love and Consequences - it turns out this is not the ...
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Bogus memoir sparks criticism of publishing industry
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
"Love and Consequences" tells the story of a part Native American LA girl who is sent to foster care after being sexually abused, falls in with the Bloods ...
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Publisher: Fake LA memoir unlikely to alter industry
Daily Breeze - Torrance,CA,USA
But as with Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," the debunking of Margaret B. Jones' "Love and Consequences" is unlikely to change an industry where the ...
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Gangland memoir is fabricated
Reuters UK - UK
By Emily Chasan NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Love and Consequences," a critically acclaimed memoir about a mixed-raced girl growing up in a gang-ridden ...
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Love and Consequences
 By beccar
I read the article on Love and Consequences. No, I don’t think it would have been better to say the book was fiction because then she wouldn’t have sold it. I think that Margaret Seltzer, like most writers, knew how hard it is to get ...
Beccar's Weblog - http://beccar.wordpress.com

Love and Consequences
 By Denise(CT)
Yet another fabricated memoir--this one was titled Love and Consequences: A Memoir of Hope and Survival by Margaret B. Jones (real name Margaret Seltzer). This gang memoir was purportedly about a multi-racial women living in South ...
Dover Public Library news - http://doverpl.blogspot.com/

what was she thinking
 By myounker
In a statement released Tuesday, Riverhead said it was “saddened” by the revelations in the New York Times‘ story about the wholly fabricated memoir it published in February, Love and Consequences. After the Times‘ reported that author ...
Collection Developments @ Sno-Isle - http://colldevsnoisle.wordpress.com

Literary Lies: The Next Generation
 By thePhoenix.com(thePhoenix.com)
Her True Life story, Love and Consequences: A Memoir of Hope and Survival, was a fraud. She is not part Native American. She was not an abused foster child living on the streets of LA, or a member of the LA gang the Bloods. ...
Books: Word Up - http://thephoenix.com/WordUp/

Publisher's Weekly: Former NY Times Book Review Editor's Daughter ...
 By LaurenceJarvik(LaurenceJarvik)
PW has learned that Riverhead editor Sarah McGrath, who acquired Margaret Seltzer’s Love & Consequences for Scribner but brought it with her to Riverhead, was involved in another book, in 2006, that was cancelled because of fabrications ...
LaurenceJarvikOnline - http://laurencejarvikonline.blogspot.com/

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