Natalie Collins has a interesting rant about some guy name Frey who just walked off with a boat load of cash having published an autobiography that was (apparently) largely fabricated. This autobiography apparently got a spot on the Oprah book club ... which guaranteed it would be a bestseller. The controversy (selling fiction as fact) means even more sales.
The puzzle is, why do we heap so many rewards on people who lie and manipulate us?
Sorry, I really don't even have a way to begin answering such a question. One can't help but feel that the modern way of thinking is simply creating a culture of lies.