Letters, Mar. 13, 1972

Refreshing Break

Sir / In spite of myself. I felt great sympathy for the "Con Man of the Year" [Feb. 21] when I read your report that he faces a jail sentence for fraud and perjury. Not since the heyday of P.T. Barnum has one man entertained the American public so long and so well.

Even if Clifford Irving did commit fraud and perjury on the road to becoming a folk hero, he also provided us all with a refreshing break from the atrocities of Bangladesh and the bombings in Ireland. And just incidentally he helped sell a few...

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