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  1. Interesting point about Sedaris. I read a couple of his books long ago and I can’t say I ever thought about it at the time (I see now that I missed a big 2007 story about this in TNR) …but thinking back now it’s obvious that his stories must have been heavily embellished.

    I wonder who the most honest modern memoirists are. Even more, I wonder why the non-fiction label is so valuable. So much celebrated fiction is semi-autobiographical that there’s clearly an audience for that too, but I guess the audience for “memoirs” is larger or less crowded?

    Seth: I think the non-fiction label is valuable because other things equal a true story is more impressive than a fictional one. For example, “I was kidnapped by aliens.” If true, much more impressive.

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