Powell's Books presents Unmask Alice by Rick Emerson. In 1971, Go Ask Alice reinvented the young adult genre with a blistering portrayal of sex, psychosis, and teenage self-destruction. The supposed diary of a middle-class addict, Go Ask Alice was actually the work of Beatrice Sparks, a serial con artist who betrayed a grieving family and lied her way to the National Book Awards. Get the real story Wednesday, July 6, 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.” ~Charles Dickens, David Copperfield