March 4, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg
Here it is!
Don’t claim you survived the Holocaust by living with wolves.
And, of course, don’t lie a million times – even if they’re little lies.
If you want to claim it’s some kind of new hybrid fictiomoir, knock yourself out, but mention it in the cover letter. Your agent will want to know.
If you don’t do that, you have what is known as a novel. And even if the marketing departments and the bookstores and the talk show hosts all want edgy memoirs? – you don’t have one.