Oh dear. The book Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years by Misha Defonesca, about her time as a little girl escaping from the Nazis and living with wild animals, was very popular. It was translated into 18 languages and was made into a French feature film. The only problem with this embiggening, lupine story? It's not real. It seems that Defonseca did not, in fact, escape the Warsaw ghetto, kill a Nazi, and befriend a pack of wolves during the war. "I ask forgiveness to all who felt betrayed. I beg you to put yourself in my place, of a 4-year-old girl who was very lost," Defonseca, whose real name is Monique De Wael (and is not actually Jewish), said in a recent statement. Though, to be fair, her parents were killed by the SS, just not the way it happens in the book. Sigh. Just don't tell me Life Is Beautiful wasn't real. What wacky places those concentration camps were! [CNN]