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[books] Memoir spawns lawsuit, movie

Speaking of Northamption...

"In the suit filed last month at Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, various members of the Turcotte family contend that Running With Scissors is largely fictional and intentionally written that way in order to sensationalize Burroughs' past and make his book more marketable. At the same time, the suit says, the book has defamed the Turcottes, causing them harm and humiliation." More...

Uh duh, that's the whole point of the pop-memoir- "You think your adolescence sucked? Mine was, like, so messed up!" I didn't especially like this "memoir". It struck me as trying to be as intelligent, funny and moving as anything David Sedaris has written and failing on all three counts.

I must say, though, that the movie adaptation might not suck. Hopefully.

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