I realize it takes a special kind of person to read What is the What and wonder, "Is this part the fiction or is this part the real?" And yes, that person is me.

But I have to hand kudos to David Eggers for calling it what it is, a fictional biography. Because, obviously, there are those who don't.

What I've never gotten about these people is why they do it. If your completely fake story is totally awesome and fictional, why not sell it as awesome and fictional? Similarly, on the journalism front, doesn't it take, like, a thousand more hours to create a whole fake story than it does to just pick up the phone and call someone, then ask them questions, then write a true story?

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