The trouble with Wikipedia (again)
You'd think the best authority on a book's inspiration would be its author. At least that's what Philip Roth thought. As Andrew Lih recounts in Online Journalism Review, Roth wrote in the New Yorker about his struggle to fix an incorrect Wikipedia passage about his book, The Human Stain: "That someone's first-hand knowledge about their own work could be rejected in this manner seems inane. But it's a fundamental working process of Wikipedia."