What to call this genre?

JT Leroy... James Frey... Paul Brenner...

It's not just the isolated David Pelzer or Michael Moore product. Can't anyone tell fact from fiction any more?

1 comment:

Karmon said...

I blame "reality tv." It is based on reality, but edited for viewer enjoyment. The same seems to be happening in non-fiction. Of course, I think a good portion of autobiography is made up of lies anyway. Who can remember the details of what happened to themselves twenty years ago.