|Stephen Glass in 1998|
|Steph Willen in 2016 -|
I spent two years, working on a popular reality show. I made my way up from a lowly Production Assistant to an Associate Producer, but I quit the day Deb from clearance started decorating the office window with Halloween decals a month in advance. It wasn’t the fact she was covering up our only natural light source with pumpkins that felt so suffocating, it was the sudden realization that there was no light at this job for me. I didn’t want to become a producer.
Let us flash back to 10 columns before:
Big Lie 2. - How she got into acting or why she moved to L.A etc
While attending the University of Colorado, she obtained a more demanding role when her roommate asked her to be the lead in her senior thesis short film.
her film was seen by a talent manager in Los Angeles who encouraged her to pursue acting.Stef moved to Denver and studied acting with Brian McCulley. Shortly thereafter, she was signed by an agent and moved to Los Angeles in 2003. There, she studied acting with Nina Kether Axelrod and improv at the Groundlings and ACME Comedy Theatre.
So I didn’t really decide anything for myself. Someone said I should take an acting class. I did. I got signed by an agent in L.A. and she said I should move there. And I did.
Vs. her own blog/website
CAfter taking one acting class in college, she moved to Los Angeles to be an actress
From Simon and Schuster's publishers description(found this on "bookfilter" and can be found on Amazon site)
D. Her dreams of a Nobel prize-winning career in paleoanthropology had been derailed in college by emotional turmoil and addiction,
and after taking just one post-grad acting class,
she made the grossly naïve decision to conquer Hollywood.
In other words, time passed and lies lies lies are gonna get ya, so one college class turned to discovered by manager whose encouragement sent willen to Denver to get training . then all that is forgotten by our least favorite fabricator and now it's a post grad class and nothing more sending this impulsive starlet straight to Hollywood cuz "gross naivete.sorry Mr. and Mrs Willen for all that costly education. Your phi beta kappa is so grossly naive see. . And how did she get so far in school with that memory - she forgot about the thesis film, her original stated major,the agent, the move to Denver the extensive training the Amy Alkon Job. How she really came to L.A to stalk her obsession "Tig" Notaro. Willen did not write the publisher's description -we have to presume- so this poor person is another victim of her "sociopaths vortex"
Willen's Education according to bio for movie EM(link above)
In 2001, Stef graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in anthropology and biology.
At the very least, the doors my little golden Phi Beta Kappa key were going to open weren’t supposed to be X’ed with yellow caution tape and kicked in with my own foot.
A few lines in SAME PAGE: I thought: You have to be kidding me. I graduated Magna Cum Laude; I was the star of several student films.
Note to self: figure out for sure if Cum Laudes are ever given such Phi Beta Kappa keys.
Vs bio on her website - http://www.stefwillen.com/about/
B. no mention of any college degree. Just that she moved to L.A after one acting class in college.
What the Publisher (Simon and Schuster) put out to sell this non fiction book
Her dreams of a Nobel prize-winning career in paleoanthropology had been derailed in college by emotional turmoil and addiction, and after taking just one post-grad acting class, she made the grossly naïve decision to conquer Hollywood.
Nothing about a degree or a magna cumlaude in Anthropology and Biology.
On author page -
And during the time that Stef Willen was doing everything she could to destroy the lives of my sister, me and my mother,l Ira Glass had the newest Stephen Glass on his show - In the history of busted literary bullshitters Willen is most like Stephen Glass - great imagination. High IQ. talented writer. And fucked up and Immoral to the core.
Remember big lie number 1, and all that production job talk. Well, it's way past overkill but if you don't mind, please read below to what show and oddly he is coaching her. Reminds me for how Judge Gerald Rosenberg coached "Tig" and friends in the fraud of the hearing that began the whole disaster.
Act Four. Underling Gets An Underling.
NUMBER 1. There was no Adam and no beret! OMG
it's now many reality shows she is claiming. when I knew her she never told me about one show and we talked about reality shows so that's a very bizarre omission. Also, none of this reads as remotely realistic or true.in general. Not just cause it has the ring of untruth, but because if you knew Willen she just is no fun prankster. She would never do what she is telling Ira Glass.
So much in that Mcsweeney's column also rings so false. I could show that in spades, but I just hope there is no longer need to.
This part in that piece does however ring true to the kind of sick puppy that I saw in action.
Willen: Right. Totally. It's like, if you can get someone under you, it's simple math, but you are not at the bottom. I just knew that I was somehow taking control over what was happening in my life if I could put someone just right under me.