Alex Malarkey

*It seems Alex Malarkey, the boy who wrote what turned out to be a best-selling book detailing his journey to heaven and back during the two months he spent in a coma was “full of malarkey,” as they say in The Bronx. He has now recanted his story and the publisher is subsequently pulling the book.

Now 17, Alex wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven with his father, Kevin Malarkey. He had been in a car crash in 2004 that left him paralyzed. The memoir, published in 2010 as part of the popular “heavenly tourism genre,” detailed his “recollections” of talking to Jesus Christ and even meeting with the devil. Since its publication, the book has sold more than one million copies, according to the Washington Post.

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