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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Book Hoax

The Bestseller Book That Didn’t Exist: How the Author of a Beloved Christmas Classic Pulled off the Hoax of the Century

J. Mark Powell | April 25, 2015

This is the story of how a talk radio pioneer (and his devoted fans) concocted a wildly preposterous hoax – and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
To fully appreciate this tale, you must first understand Jean Shepherd, the satirical genius who was a masterful storyteller, helped create the talk radio format, and was a gifted writer who gave the world A Christmas Story, which eventually became a movie in 1983 (narrated by Shepherd himself) and grew into an annual holiday tradition.


<more at; related links:,_Libertine (I, Libertine) and (Museum of Hoaxes: I, Libertine)>

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