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Quote of the Day - Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. - Oscar Wilde
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Ideas Come From the Craziest Places

Life imitates art. If you're a fan of John Grisham, you've probably read The Brethren.

Turns out that a Connecticut man created a scam based on the book. Posing as a homosexual, 43-year old Steven Smith created the persona of a 21-year old homosexual seeking money to get out of jail.

Not surprisingly, the book had the same scenario. Only Smith came up with almost $65,000, and it wasn't an advance on his next book. He was incarcerated previously, and did a lot of reading while in jail. When asked about the corollary to the book, Smith clammed up.

Grishman and his publisher, Doubleday, had no comment either.

Don't be getting any ideas from reading this blog. I'll deny everything.

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