Lies, memoirs, and publishing

Freelance journalist Danuta Kean writes about the latest memoir exposed as a fake on her blog. Kean says that the falsehoods in Forbidden Love, written by Norma Khouri, say more about the houses that are snapping up, the publishing memoirs rife with lies, than about the authors who write the lies. Kean suspects the recent spate of embellished memoirs has to do with “downright greed” and “an unwillingness to let doubts get in the way where potential bestsellers are concerned.”