In his new graphic novel, Stop Forgetting to Remember: The Autobiography of Walter Kurtz (Crown Publishers), Kuper tells his life story through his alter ego, Walter Kurtz, to, as he puts it, ensure deniability, especially when sex and drugs get involved.
Though the story is essentially his own, Kuper admits to using his alter ego to prevent a James Frey-like debacle, who famously got a verbal beat-down from Oprah for lying in his memoir, A Million Little Pieces (Doubleday & Anchor Books).
Says Kuper: This is my life with a few adjustments. I dont want to end up on Oprahs couch being called a liar.
According to Kuper, making the story interesting was more important than sticking to facts.
He explains, Its like being Peter Parker by day and Clark Kent by night. Besides, everyone lies in their autobiographies.
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