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Friday, October 20, 2006 10:30 am
A New Twist on the Fictionalized Memoir
Posted by: Keir Graff

Whereas there is a growing number of memoirists whose work, purported to be true, has been proven to be false, O. J. Simpson is, apparently, going to give this trend a twist: he’s going to publish a memoir he insists is false, but which most people will insist is the truth. (There’s another take, with a few more details–but not the purported publisher’s name–here.)

At least he’s not pretending to be someone else.

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2 Responses to “A New Twist on the Fictionalized Memoir”
  1. Likely Stories » Blog Archive » Another Famous Golfer Says:

    [...] So O. J. Simpson did it. No, not that. Obviously he didn’t do that–he was acquitted. I’m referring to the fact that, as previously posited, O. J. Simpson has indeed written a memoir (or had someone write one for him) in which he will explain how he would have killed Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, had he actually been the person who killed them. The New York Times reports that ReganBooks will release the book, If I Did It, on November 30. [...]

  2. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Who Did It? Pablo Fenjves Says:

    [...] So If I Did It, O.J.’s memoir that he insisted was false–yet which most people would have insisted was true, had they been able to read it–was written by a witness for the prosecution at his trial, a neighbor who just happened to be a former coworker of Judith Regan. [...]


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