….Ms. Smash, but it doesn’t change the fact that dozens of people — some of them not even employed by magazines or websites — invested themselves in the inspirational story of a daring young writer…who turned out to be a woodchuck.

You can try to laugh it off, but I’m sure there are those who feel they’ve been used. And to those persons I say, don’t be so hard on yourselves. If a living, breathing genius like Warren St. John could be duped, what hope is there for the rest of us?