Dave Eggers Writing Styles in What Is the What

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Perspective

What is the What claims it is Valentino's autobiography, but it does not hide the fact it is written by the professional writer Dave Eggers. For some critics, this is a contentious point, particularly since the book blends both fiction and non-fiction. The question asked is how can someone other than the subject write a truly accurate autobiography. Dave Eggers counters this criticism by saying he wrote the book from extensive interviews, enabling him to accurately recreate Valentino's voice. He uses both fiction and non-fiction in the book to make the story more entertaining, which, of course, will sell more copies and in this case earn more money for Valentino's charity. Consequently the book comes from a human viewpoint rather than a political.

The naming of Dave Eggers as an author is merely a marketing tool. Eggers is one of the world's most prominent writers and no doubt...

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