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Running With Scissors Claimed to Be Full of Falsities

The movie, with Annette Benning, looks hysterical, but Augusten Burrough’s book, Running with Scissors, is under attack. The Turcotte family filed a defamation suit in 2005 against the publisher, editor, agent, and author. The Turcotte’s claim that the memoirs are fabricated and sensationalized. Buzz Bissinger wrote the piece entitled, Ruthless with Scissors, and it will appear in the January 2006 Vanity Fair. Via Publishers Weekly.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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    Mar 01, 2011 @ 11:01:23

    […] of their lives to be retold for entertainment and profit.  This reminded me quite a bit of the Running with Scissors suit.****Fast Company reads between the lines and thinks that a low priced iPhone is coming to the […]

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