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Autobiography of an Autobiographer

Get rich writing books about how you got rich writing books
 
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In the spirit of Audie Murphy and Antwone Fisher, this idea is to get rich and famous by telling people about your struggle to write your life story. In my case, it would be a heartwarming and uplifting tale of a young man who came from nothing, overcame adversity in the form of crippling cynicism (his own), and worked briefly as a business consultant before finding his true calling: writing an autobiography.

Of course, that would only be volume one. Volume two would come later and describe the effects of fame and fortune on a naive young autobiographer with nothing to protect himself from the cruel world but his God-given cynicism. Volume three would document his life-affirming regaining of respect and clean living, which provided a brief period of happiness before a vaguely described disease or disaster tragically snuffed out his life at an unspecified age.

ConsultingDetective, Feb 01 2004

Autobiographer Antwone Fisher http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168786/
Famous for writing a screenplay about himself [ConsultingDetective, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

To Hell and Back http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048729/
Audie Murphy IS Audie Murphy! [ConsultingDetective, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The Fabulist http://www.amazon.c...ce&s=books&n=507846
Stephen Glass's autobiography (made into Shattered Glass), documenting his fraudulant career in journalism. Like most, he came autobiography late, *after* becoming famous. [ConsultingDetective, Oct 04 2004]

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       Didn't some journalist just do this?
DrCurry, Feb 01 2004
  

       Stephen Glass? [link]
ConsultingDetective, Feb 01 2004
  

       Love the idea hate the nick name! +
nomadic_wonderer, Feb 01 2004
  

       CD: no, but it was another failed journalist.
DrCurry, Feb 03 2004
  
      
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