I'm looking for guidance. I am writing the biography of my aunt. She died in 1999, but I have hours of taped interviews with her. I have caught her telling several untruths. How do I deal with that? Do I ignore her and write what I know or believe happened? Or do I write the story according to her memory (or lack thereof). There are several scenes in her story that are like this. For example, in 1963, at 31-years-old, she served a year in jail. During that time, she became friends with a minister. She says that upon her release, the minister rented her a hotel room for a week. She gives the location, but not the name, so I know it's one of two very nice hotels. Without the minister's assistance, she would have been homeless with only the clothes (and, ragged ones, at that) on her back. I simply do not believe her. Even though questioned by the interviewer, she does not provide details of the week. What did she do during that week? Order from room service? Did the minister donate Cash for cigarettes, meals, clothing, underwear, shoes? Did she meet up with old friends? Did she simply hibernate the week away in the room's soft bed? I believe she lived on the street for a week. I know she prostituted during that time ("spent my last night with a 49-er and his friend.") At the end of the week, she checked herself into a drug-rehab organization. How do I deal with this Week (and other misrepresentations) in the story? Do I write it according to what I believe (and in other cases, Know)? Or preserve her rendition of her life? She had reason to be untruthful when these interviews were conducted - her mother was still alive, and my aunt believed the book would be published in her lifetime. That didn't happen, obviously - the story was gifted to me a year ago. If I write the biography according to her truth, can I trust the reader to see through her lies? Or will the reader simply blame their sense of, "say, what?" on the author? help!