aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Does it really matter?

The New Republic has an article about David Sedaris. The author fact-checked his pieces and found out some of them were exaggerated for comic effect.

Well, duh!

Full disclosure: I saw him in Portland one time and laughed so hard that I actually thought I might die.

You can read more here.

People tell stories because they are better – more organized, deeper, make more sense – than real life. Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I don't have a problem with Sedaris. I do have a problem with people like James Frey who have autobiographical tales of woe that turn out to be largely made up. There's probably something wrong with me that I don't have the same problem with Sedaris.

What do you think?

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