people actually believed this?

CNN has a story about how this woman’s memoir was a hoax. My question: who actually believed the story in the first place?

she made up her best-selling “memoir” depicting how, as a Jewish child, she lived with a pack of wolves in the woods during the Holocaust… the author acknowledged her story was not autobiographical and that she did not trek 1,900 miles as a child across Europe with a pack of wolves in search of her deported parents during World War II.

So what? No one thought to themselves, “did this four year old really get adopted by a pack of wolves and wander through war torn Europe with them, searching for her parents?”

3 thoughts on “people actually believed this?”

  1. I agree that the description of the book running in the press makes you wonder why anyone ever believed it. I thought the same thing of the descriptions of many of the stories Stephen Glass was accused of fabricating for the New Republic and elsewhere (like the one with the Church of George Herbert Walker Bush).

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  2. No one thought to themselves, “did this four year old really get adopted by a pack of wolves and wander through war torn Europe with them, searching for her parents?”

    Hey, it happened to me. Why not to her?

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