This is not the story of the perfect crime. The perfect criminal doesn't get caught, but Lee Israel got caught inky-handed. This is not the story of vindicated rights, either, because a lot of the people wronged were complicit in Israel's crimes. What this is is a hilarious memoir of a self-described miscreant and her pursuit of a meal ticket. Ironically, in a joke the reader will share, by purchasing her book we all participate in buying her that meal.
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