Great minds working alike of course.
Sarah's blogroll turned up
Bella Stander writing about her experience with a friend who fancied herself the Anais Nin of the New Century:
(let's all remember too that Anais Nin REGULARLY edited, deleted, added and othewise doctored up her "diaries" for effect)
The last part of the post is here:
"However, this affair caused me to think about some larger issues. Namely: Whose story is it? When you write about your own experiences, where do you draw the line between your life and others'? Whose memory is right? (think of "Rashomon") And what do you owe the people you write about? Do you describe them and your feelings about them exactly, even though it might hurt them? Do you ask permission to write about them? Do you even tell them at all--and if you don't, are you opening yourself up to legal action?"
Interesting questions, and ones we're going to see a lot more about.
The blogoshpere is all atwitter about people getting fired for bad blogging judgement; Augusten Burroughs has a big fat lawsuit on his hands now for Running With Scissors, his memoir; not to mention Judith Regan chasing down murderer's ex girlfriends waving a book contract... with the wealth of platforms to talk about ourselves, it's gonna get worse before it gets better.
Miss Snark is now off to hid the gin pails from those sneaky Page Six photoboys.