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Sedaris Fabricated Stories, Including About School

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david-sedaris.jpgClick here for news about how humorist David Sedaris may have done more than exaggerate his supposedly nonfiction stories, including one about how an elementary school in Raleigh set up a program "cynically designed to identify and cure young homosexuals by erasing their lisps."

Apparently it's not true, and the New Republic published a story about it last week called "This American Lie: A midget guitar teacher, a Macy's elf, and the truth about David Sedaris." Not that The New Republic has always been so great on facts.

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oh come on, did anyone really think those stories were true???? He also wrote about a squirrel and a chipmunk falling in love. is there going to be an expose on that, too?
:)

oh no.. and fargo wasn't a true story either? and i've been referencing wikipedia? oh la crappe, oh la shitte!

i have never heard of DS being called a "memoirist" (and not just because that's probably not a word). he's a satirist.

people have been dumping literary fiction and genre fiction for crappy non-fiction and if he tricked someone into reading a story, then good on him.

Get over it folks! If you want facts & nothing but, read David Brinkley. If you want a delightfully twisted version of life that will make you laugh til it hurts, read David Sedaris.

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