The Stories We Tell of Other People’s Lives

"Hale’s piece acts ostensibly as a memoir of her exploits, but in the process she also reduced the blogger she stalked to the status of plot point. We know for sure that details were changed, crucial facts omitted and a narrative was constructed that saw Blythe become less than a fully fleshed person. She became a character, a lesson to be taught, a creature of myth and fable.


This isn’t an uncommon tactic in the world of non-fiction."