Well I ran across a Blog called SCANDALOUS WOMEN that offers some real, um, protein. (Click on the name to follow the link.)
Mary McCarthy (The Group, Memories of a Catholic Schoolgirl, How I Grew) about Lillian Hellman (The Children's Hour, Julia, An Unfinished Woman, Pentimento, Scoundrel Time) -
"[E]very word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'"
Lillian Hellman -
"Everyone’s memory is tricky and mine’s a little trickier than most."
Joan Mellen -
“A foremost literary fabulator of her generation, Lillian Hellman invented her life, so that by the end even she was uncertain about what had been true.”
[There is a real and interesting story behind those quotes and it, along with the many other stories on this enlightening Blog, is well worth reading.]