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Michael Finkel

Subject of "True Story" Starring James Franco & Jonah Hill

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About Michael Finkel

Michael Finkel is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit," about a highly intelligent man who lived alone in the forest of Maine for 27 years, as well as the book "True Story," about Finkel's bizarre and unhealthy friendship with a murderer, which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt and starring James Franco and Jonah Hill.

Finkel has reported from more than fifty countries across six ...

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True Story

A man accused of the horrific murders of his wife and three young children fled the country and was arrested in Mexico, where he was pretending to be Michael Finkel, a reporter for The New York Times. He ...

The Stranger in the Woods

This presentation by Michael Finkel, accompanied by slides and video, focuses on the subject of Finkel's newest book, The Stranger in the Woods. The book shares the story of a highly intelligent man named ...

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True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel
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Stranger in the Woods

A conversation withMichael Finkelauthor ofTHE STRANGER IN THE WOODS Q: How did you verify the hermit's story? What kinds of fact-checking did you do to confirm the details in the book? It was vitally important to me, on ...

Michael Finkel: True Story

"When you talk with someone when emotion is high, when adrenaline is pumping, you can really capture a person's true nature. Wait even a few minutes and people often relax into a sort of bantering, gallows-humor ...