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One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers. They're not professional...
Not long ago, I went to hear physician Michael Stein talk about his memoir, "The Addict," which describes his treatment of a young woman for Vicodin dependency. In this book, Stein opens his office door, revealing what the jacket copy calls "the very...
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY AWA Architecture Symposium: The Assn. for Women in Architecture will offer a series of presentations by architects, artists, thinkers and public officials. Participants include Barbara Bestor,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSince everyone nowadays seems to save the worst for first, it's likely you've already heard the gory bits about New York Times media columnist David Carr's former life. That tub of detergent he had to dunk his arm in to clean off the track-mark scabs....
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++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $25.99) A woman refuses to give in to alien invaders who take over the minds, but not the bodies, of humans. || 4 || || 2. || The Enchantress of...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJAMES FREY was back in his old neighborhood, strolling happily along the Venice boardwalk, enjoying a sunny day in a T-shirt and aviator shades as he passed tattoo shops and a man who was selling what he claimed to be "philosophy." It doesn't get any...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMay 13, 2008 "Bright Shiny Morning" is a terrible book. One of the worst I've ever read. But you have to give James Frey credit for one thing: He's got chutzpah. Two and a half years after he was eviscerated by Oprah Winfrey for exaggerating many of...
Tuesday's revelation that a critically acclaimed memoir of gang life in South Los Angeles was an elaborate hoax raises troubling questions about the economics of American publishing, about our collective deference to victims and about the paucity of...
Special to The TimesMore than a quarter century ago, the critic Robert Hughes called the public's response to Modern art "the shock of the new." The role of art was to stimulate ideas, provoke thought, challenge ways of seeing. Today, we are experiencing a different,...
Special to The TimesWE live in a time when reality has evidently trumped fiction. The novel loses readers, as narrative nonfiction and memoirs gain in popularity. Reality television, once derided as a fad, is apparently here to stay. Young people abandon the so-called old...
Times staff WriterAuthor Clifford Irving sounded wistful, even proud, this week as he recalled his wild adventures of the early 1970s, when he infamously duped his publishers at McGraw-Hill, the media, handwriting analysts and, as legend has it, President Nixon and the...
In the early '70s, writer Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) sells a totally bogus biography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes to a major book publisher. The film is directed by Lasse Hallstrom ("Casanova," "The Cider House Rules") and co-stars Alfred...
Tags: Movies, Howard Hughes, Book, Minority Groups, Hope Davis
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