Thursday, November 1, 2007

Autobiographical Error

Hey everyone hope you all had a fun Halloween. In my spare time I like to read sports autobiographies or stories that talk about sports. I've read four autobiographies about individuals in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment.) What I noticed is that each autobiography had a ton of errors. Editing these works should have been done long before they were published. However I can't put the blame solely on wretling autobiographies because i've noticed more often than not that autobiographies do have more errors than other works that I read. I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this as well.



Pat said...

Very observant, Ryan.

These days, autobiographies are rushed into print so that publishers can take advantage of the authors' celebrity or fame.

Rather than wrestling (forgive the pun) with errors, inconsistencies, and so forth, publishers turn a blind eye to the text and concentrate their efforts on marketing.

Take a look at this post from last semester for yet another kind of problem with such books: A Million Little Lies

ceruleanjen said...

Somewhat unrelated, but if any of you like reading/hearing about people's life stories, I've been watching this show lately and I think it's quite well done. There are full transcripts on the website in PDF format if you want to check some of them out. :)

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