Harper Lee Slams Biography

    WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: Pulitzer Prize winner and "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Harper Lee

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    Beloved American author Harper Lee made it clear that a new book claiming to be written with her cooperation is a “falsehood.” Marja Mills recently published The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee, which she says is based on a close, intimate relationship with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird. In response to the book, the revered and reclusive 88-year-old Lee released a statement saying she has not “willingly participated in any book written or to be written by Marja Mills.” Lee specifically accuses Mills of befriending her older sister with the purposes of researching her life. She also emphatically declares in her statement, “Rest assured, as long as I am alive, any book purporting to be with my cooperation is a falsehood.”

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