Thou shalt not steal
Hilarious story in the New York Times about a well-known writer who stole someone’s story and tried to pass it off as his own – not just as his own story, in fact, but as one that stemmed from his own experience! Read this and enjoy Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch’s ridiculous defence of his plagiarism – he is “mystified and taken aback” and “chagrined and astonished” that such a thing could happen and blames his memory for playing tricks on him. Luckily, the woman he stole from, Ms Candy Chand (yes, that is her name), had copyrighted the story in 2003, first published ten years before Walsch “misremembered” this particular miracle. But Walsch won’t admit any deliberate wrong-doing – time for another conversation with the man upstairs, perhaps?