is Margaret B. Jones' Love and Consequences, about growing up as a foster child in South Central LA. To its credit, the New York Times broke the story about the fabrication, but only after a glowing review by Michiko Kakutani (who called it "humane and deeply affecting") and a photo-filled profile of the author in the paper's Home section. As it turns out, the "memoirist" grew up in Sherman Oaks with her biological family and graduated from a private school in North Hollywood. Her sister spotted her in the Times' profile and contacted the publisher, Riverhead.
GalleyCat asks "Why Do We Keep Publishing Fake Memoirists"? Good question.