Or was Chabon, as Matthew Brogan insists, telling a tall tale
and inventing for himself a more colorful and fictitious life, because that's just what fiction writers do?
For example, one activity has students write about their summer vacations in a tall tale
format Suitable for grades 3-8, Ten Tall Tales by Phyllis J.
A COUNCILLOR in Gower says stories about a spooky road on the peninsula could be just a tall tale
. Llangennith Community Council member Eric Gibbs says he has never seen a ghost in the 75 years he has lived in the village.
Fine examples are given in Twain's Life on the Mississippi (1883), whose effect James Cox described in The Fate of Humor as the narrator's converson of "his humiliation, failure, and anger into a tall tale
which will both move and rouse the listener .
HERE'S A TALL TALE
about a tall tale
: Walt Disney's body--allegedly suspended in cryogenic slumber--is stashed somewhere on the campus of the California Institute of the Arts.