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Real Lives

Real Lives
In recent years there’s been this awful new “non-fiction” genre of books develop. It started with the Dave Pelzer books which detailed his terrible upbringing. It was so bad, he got a trilogy out of it.
Anyway, the books sold loads with their distinctive white covers and distant looking photos. There was plenty more misery to come.
And now, Borders, instead of putting these books into biography (or indeed, fiction in some instances), has created a “Real Lives” category. What this picture does show is that there’s a certain dominant feature essential in any book of this type. Can you tell what it is?