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Submitted by Alex, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:28

This article reminds me of the objections that the comedian, Norm MacDonald, has recently made over the title that was chosen for his new book, "Based on a True Story." The publisher calls it a "memoir," but MacDonald insists that it is actually a novel and--in the midst of currently reading it myself--I can see why he would see the book as a fictional work (though it does contain a lot of autobiographical material). It is the most unique written work I have ever read in any genre, and it is hilarious for my tastes, if a good laugh is called for in the Age of Trump.

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