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Dan Bloom

There was a series of messages left on my blogs, and emailed to me, on Saturday, and I thought I would share them today:

Ben
fascinating posts on the Beah story and the Chaon replies and the reporter's misquots.the book i want to talk to you offline email about is going to be a huge bestseller in USa and OZ in 2009, huge huge huge, but it is very likely faked.....i have tried to tell some reproters in the USA about this, but they all say NOT interested. Not interested until the story breaks , that is. HAHA....lazy bums....they don't want to break it...and when I write polite letters to the publisher, editor and agent of the book, NO REPLIES at all, not even eff off, they just ignore my polite emails trying to warn them they might be over their heads on this one.....What to dO? that is my quandry? Be quiet and let it pass? Or, like a true truth seeker, seek out the truth? (he says with a smile)

He also being a writer too and loving the publishing industry for what it is and isn;t

email me do


The above is, perhaps, the only email where detail is given. I'm half torn on if it's an amazing bit of spam, or not, since it came off this post, where I talked about the supposed Beah fake. But of course, this was not the only one. There was this:

ben

i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At gmail DOT com

thanks

Danny
Tufts 1971

this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me sir


And this:

ben

i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At gmail DOT com

thanks

Danny
Tufts 1971

this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me sir


Yes, I did get it twice. I got it a third time, actually, but I'll spare you the repeat, because there was this, which had a slight alteration:

not sure if you wnt to do this Ben, are you in Australia, not sure, but this book i told yuou about it will come to Oz too....it is about a Holocaust memoir that is very likely embellished beyond belief.....email me yes

ben

i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At gmail DOT com

thanks

Danny
Tufts 1971

this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me sir


After those I also got emails, a pair of them, one that said:

> ben
>
> i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i
> need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At
> gmail DOT com
>
> thanks
>
> Danny
> Tufts 1971
>
> this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the
> hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me
> sir
>


And another that sent me the link to the New York Times piece on the fraud around the Margaret B. Jones book, Love and Consequences.

At any rate, I'm torn over if I think this is new, smarter bot spam, though the Times piece seems to suggest not; if it's not then, Dan, you're slightly cracked, mate. There is perhaps a reason why mainstream media outlets don't want to touch you, and why you're here, talking to a nobody like me. But I do like giving cracked dudes a bit of a voice, so if you leave details on what this literary fake is in the comments, then I'll post it here for everyone to see. Don't email me and ask to chat privately, cause it isn't going to happen, and at any rate, there's really nothing I can do for you outside using this blog post if it's true or not.

But anyhow, lets here it now.

(crossposted)

Comments

(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
DAN BLOOM, aka Danny Bloom, aka Dr. Spam Bot
Ben...

Tis me. Danny Dan Daniel Bloom. Just don't call me Ishmael.

Thanks for posting this above, and sorry for the mis-spelled and typo-ridden emails. Some of them were Atomic Typos, ever heard of that term for proofreading? Look it up: atomic typo. I even have a blog devoted to it.

NOW to get serious. I was really really serious, and was talking about this book: "Angel the Fence" by Holocaust survivor Herman Rosenblat. Due to be published in USA in early February 2009, and also in Oz by HarperCollins Australia and in the UK by HarperCollins Thorsons Element.

The book is most likely a fraud, not a hoax per se, but a fraud. I really don't know the exact details, but I do believe someone is behind this old man, 80 now, manipulating him for reasons unknown. OPRAH has invited him on her show twice. There are emails all over the world about this man's love for his wife and how it all came to be. Google: "Herman Rosenblat" and you will see.

In a recent blog post, a noted Holocaust historian who believes the book is a fraud noted, just TODAY: "It is fairly certain that this is a
hoax. Historians are working on it. The facts will emerge shortly, and
for those who care about truth, it will not be a nice situation."


Here is the book cover, and here is his website.

Book website:
http://angelatthefence.com/

BOOK COVER
http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Fence-True-Story-Survived/dp/042522581X

The book is not yet published. But the hype has been building for 10 years! Pub date is Feb. 3, 2009. But the publishers MIGHT have to recalll the book before it even gets released. See my news article below.

The only thing, Ben, is that I am afraid this another BEAH book waiting to implode, once the media see what the historians looking into this faux memoir present their findings to the New York Times. Or to me! I am freelance journo, too, not a 4:30 am phone freak!

I found your blog because I was researching how the BEAH book was covered in the Australian press, and I thought Shelley Gare did a fantastic job reporting the story. So I was looking to you to give me some feedback, that's all, and you did, in your own sort of writerly way.

I am not a bad chap. Bit of a goofball, yes.

See pics and life here:
http://danbloom888.blogspot.com