I'm sorry, I can't seem to get over my fascination with Nicole Richie, novelist.
But then again, neither can the New York Times.
Today's Arts section, page 4 - Nicole and the next guru of publishing 50cent have sidebyside book comparisons. Mr. Cent is not quoted but Miss Richie is, to wit, "...it's a story. It's a fiction novel."
Ya, those non fiction novels are so much harder to write.
The phrase she's really looking for here is roman a clef but I guarantee you she can't use it in a sentence without thinking a hill in Italy is involved.