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Have you seen this guy?
OK for those who have been following this insane scam that fell into my lap, here is the latest. The "author's" name is "Bobby Purcell" and his manager is "Eric Samstrung." I believe they are one in the same. I have never met either but my friend, Jim, sent "Bobby's" picture to me. I received an email from "Eric" saying that Bobby is now in critical condition from an aneurysm and malignant tumor at the top of his spine.

OK, let's recap. In the span of four weeks, "Bobby" has written a soon-to-be-best seller for Simon and Schuster. He is going on a 100 city tour. He is a founder of a children's foundation. He has pneumonia. His ex-wife and 10 year old son were killed in a car accident. He is working undercover for the LA Times as a homeless person, getting the inside story. He was called into active duty in the Army but now, because of his tumor, he cannot serve.

Has anyone come across this guy? Did he use that name with you? Spread his picture around and see if you get any hits. This guy is local (loco?). My diagnosis is he is a narcissistic sociopath who needs an audience for his grandiosity. I was skeptical from the beginning but became fascinated about where it would end. There were moments when I believed because it was so good but there was also something needling my left brain.

I assume I will soon get an email from his manager, "Eric," saying Bobby has died. I guess that will be the end game...for him. Not for me. I want to find this guy and talk to him.

Bobby Purcell

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From: inkprincess Date: January 1st, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
pictures no worky! :( server down? LOL.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 1st, 2003 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm it shows up on my page...new to this picture posting thing so not sure why....
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 1st, 2003 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK I totally figured it out...my bad....here we go...
From: inkprincess Date: January 1st, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
what an odd pose for a picture! LMAO. showing off his kung-fu grip? ;)

never seen him before. but i'll be on the lookout! LOL
explosivo From: explosivo Date: January 1st, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
he sure doesn't even look literate to me :)
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 1st, 2003 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah he looks like some circuit freak...but I got this picture too late in the game to factor that into the earlier decisions I was making.
zombietruckstop From: zombietruckstop Date: January 2nd, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know this guy is totally jerking you around, but I must say I'm FASCINATED by this weird scam! And for no financial gain, which is the weirdest part...
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 2nd, 2003 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is the question that has been bouncing around in my mind. Why? The only thing analysis that makes sense is he is a compulsive liar who needs an audience - even from a stranger like me. I have not received any more information in the last two days. Gee, I hope his aneurysm gets better so we can go on tour!

I have a call into Simon and Schuster business affairs.
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