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Richard Rushfield: Memoirs in the Time of Facebook

n526179185_1629002_3546.jpg Gawker editor and memoirist, Richard Rushfield’s book “Don’t Follow Me I’m Lost” debuted last month and apparently having hundreds of eye witnesses being about to track you down with little to no skill has its charms.

He writes at Daily Beast:

Perhaps the hardest thing about writing a memoir, I found, are the worries about how the other people in it will respond to their portrayals. But all attempts to create nuanced portraits, to turn individuals into composites, to mask identities to soften the worst moments become all the harder when one feels the cast of characters is collectively looking over your Facebook shoulder.

Has anyone called for a correction? Rushfield tells FBLA, “No one has demanded a correction but a few have pointed out things they remember differently…for instance one character who has a notable scene putting a ton of sugar in his coffee swears he never used that much sugar. My memory differs. Another claims my chronology is off and I got events in the wrong order.”

Sigh. Yeah, he’s no Sarah Palin.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.