I just finished reading one of those "best blah, blah of 200--" books, this one a music anthology from 2005, and it was one of the better things that I have read recently, been in a bit of a dry spell,
(honey you need to get me better books at the library- OK?)
I was really knocked out by the editors comments.
Boy do I feel foolish!
It turns out this fellow JT LeRoy, is a gal, and the whole persona was a hoax.
the whole thing was revealed to the rest of the world in 2006.
There you go, I am sadly behind the times in all ways.
I still think s/he is a good writer and by golly I may just go out and buy something of her/his to read.