I just finished reading Zora Neale Hurston's memoir Dust Tracks on a Road and I thought it seemed to be full of tall tales as well as omissions, though obviously it is based on her real life. In his afterword to the edition I read, Henry Louis Gates Jr writes
Hurston did make significant parts of herself up, like a masquerader putting on a disguise for the ball, like a character in her fictions.
I wondered to what extent the memoir was fictionalised - is it possible to summarise the key fictions? Or would it be shorter to summarise the key facts?!