Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Harper Lee is mentally competent!

I don't know if you've been following the news, but after the announcement that an earlier book of Harper Lee's, a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird that was actually written first, had been rediscovered, several people came forward to contest her mental competency to consent to publication.

After reading the story, I became very suspicious that the concerned parties actually had ulterior motives.  One of them was an author of a new memoir about living next to Harper Lee, and Lee had actually denied having given the author permission to write it.  So I figured the woman was either getting her revenge for that, or was trying to generate publicity for her memoir.

The other concerned party was a doctor that supposedly knew her, but had never actually treated her.  I wonder if there was a connection between him and the author of the memoir...