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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.
Autobiographer Antwone Fisher
Famous for writing a screenplay about himself [ConsultingDetective, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
To Hell and Back
Audie Murphy IS Audie Murphy! [ConsultingDetective, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
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]
||Didn't some journalist just do this?
||Love the idea hate the nick name! +
||CD: no, but it was another failed journalist.