Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Memoir scorecard 2006

- James Frey: less a violent, drug-addled roughneck than a dimwitted, compulsively lying frat boy. Readability factor: 2.

- Kathryn Harrison: probably did not have an affair with her own father, or at the very least, did not enjoy it. Readability factor: 3.

- JT Leroy: does not actually exist; stories written by tag team of rock bassist and unemployed housewife, and part of nonexistent junkie tranny played by bizarre-looking sister. Readability factor: 5.

- Frank McCourt: Irish childhood not as relentlessly bleak and mawkish as indicated. Readability factor: 6.

- Elizabeth Wurtzel: stories of depression, drug addiction and sexual escapades highly exaggerated; however, stories of author's staggeringly high levels of self-absorbtion and egomania remain 100% accurate. Readability factor: 3.
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