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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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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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