The author lied. I was fooled.
I am a liberal no more. No, not just because of this book. But the deceit of the author in this book is a fine example of how liberals lie and distort the truth that we may be angry at their illusions. Ask me sometimes what I discovered about another liberal book that propelled my life and that history has proven a lie: Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”. When you’re really bored, asked me about the book that almost had me join the peace corps: “The Ugly American”. All tomes that turned my head and heart with the lies.
Below is just one quote I came upon on a recent Internet search about this book. It's but one of thousands of references to this book's lie. Believe what you want or do your own search.
Should you read the book? Hey, it was a good book and Carcaterra is a good writer. But he never should have stated this story was true. He fooled this reader and I'll never pick up another book by him again.
Author Lorenzo Carcaterra has claimed that his book on which the film is based was a true story of his childhood. When the New York legal community went on record stating that no cases resembling the events of his book could be found in any court records, Carcaterra refused to discuss the discrepancy. His claims have since been dismissed as a mere publicity stunt and discredited.
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