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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Read anything by "Nasdijj"?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 8:40 AM

Then you'll want to read this thorough article from today's LA Weekly, an alt weekly in the city of Angels. It charges Nasdijj, a "Native American" memoirist, with being a phony.

This link is a little off-topic for me, but I stumbled across the story and felt compelled to pass it along. It's longer than it  needs to be, but it's a real eye-opener. This paragraph pretty much sums it up:

The question that remains is how these frauds are perpetrated in suchabundance. A writer, seemingly white in appearance and lacking anythingresembling a verifiable personal history, turns in a manuscript filledwith sage-like wisdom from an ancient and secretive people and no onebothers to check the facts? Houghton Mifflin’s Anton Mueller,presumably speaking for the publishing industry at large, has ananswer: “As you know, we don’t fact-check books.”

Yikes.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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