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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Ghostwriting
Great article in the National Post about the role of ghostwriters in the writing of "autobiographies." Often ghostwriters will invent the lives of their subjects out of whole cloth... And many celebrities never read the autobiographies which they've supposedly written. As the article says, "If the nominal author of a memoir says, 'I want to thank the devoted and talented Ms. Holly Ryle for her expert editorial assistance,' that probably means she wrote every word."
Categories: Literature/Language
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 22, 2002
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