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Author of the NYTimes bestseller Blood Will Out abt my unsuspecting ten-year friendship w/ the impostor and murderer who called himself 'Clark Rockefeller'

The other Rockefella — At the time, it felt like a noble gesture, and I was in the mood for an adventure.

W. W. Norton & Company — The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade A Liveright book A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer.

Sad Sack Superman — Like Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and anything by Antonin Artaud, Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes is one of those books that gets pushed on you by crazy people. I was in Munich in the early 1980s, widening my horizons on a Eurailpass, when it was pushed on me. An aging beatnik...

A Son Discovers Clues to God — My Mother's Bible: A Son Discovers Clues to God by Walter Kirn is on Jonathan's read shelf. Jonathan gave this book 5 stars

‘Hyde,’ by Daniel Levine — Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is an oblique and artful Gothic tale framed as a detective story. The truth seeker is Jekyll's lawyer, Utterson, the book's most prominent character.

[VIDEO] The Difference Between a Con Man and a Writer — This interview is part of an ongoing LARB A.V. series from this year's LA Times Festival of Books. Go to the LARB A.V. homepage to see more interviews with T.C. Boyle, Daniel Handler, Mona Simpson, Leslie Jamison, Adrian Todd Zuniga and Terry McMillan, and keep checking in for upcoming interviews with Charlie LeDuff, Michelle Huneven, and many more.

The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — I covered the "Clark Rockefeller" kidnaping trial while a producer at Court TV, and I was fascinated with the mind of the man who could perpetrate a lifetime of hoaxes (even his wife did not know Clark did not exist.)

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — I bought this audible book on a whim when audible told me I'd like it, but I knew NOTHING about it going in. The fact that it was a true story of murder, mystery etc. sounded exciting and intriguing.

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn: A riveting blend of true crime and memoir, Blood Will Out recounts Kirn's unsuspecting friendship with serial con man and brutal murderer Clark Rockefeller. Sensational storyline aside, what makes this book a standout is Kirn's exploration of why he was drawn into Rockefeller's world...

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn set out to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet.
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Oct 18, 2014

RT @TheSTMagazine: “How I was fooled by a cold-blooded murderer masquerading as a Rockerfeller” – @walterkirn

Oct 17, 2014

@DwightGarner just saw husky at Kohls. 'H' on the tag and I wondered what it was.

Oct 15, 2014

This Frieden of the CDC sounds like a talking GPS device crossed with a creepy sex therapist.

Oct 15, 2014

With #Ebola, the honor system isn't turning out to be much of a system.

Oct 10, 2014

Looking back, I think what broke the Obama spell was #Snowden. The torch of civil rights and public morality passed from the presidency.

Oct 10, 2014

The truest American patriot lives in Moscow. That's sad.

Oct 10, 2014

RT @AdviceToWriters: Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you solved being alive. GORDON LISH #amwriting

Oct 10, 2014

I finally get it! Big data and the NSA took our privacy so that privacy can now be sold back to us as a 'feature' on new phones, etc.

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