for several years, according to Slate Magazine, and had been warmly embraced
by the local Jewish community. When I heard her speak at a college event in New York City,
I, too, believed her.
Every standard publishing agreement has a clause containing the
Author's Representations and Warranties. Under this boilerplate language,
an author promises certain things to the publisher. Misha Defonseca and her ghost
writer, Vera Lee, each signed a publishing agreement with their publisher, Mt Ivy
Press, in which they warranted that all statements of fact in the manuscript were
"true" and "authentic". Here is that clause in the contract (click to enlarge).