I’m eager to see this new documentary The Imposter (2012). I wasn’t yet living in Texas when a then 23-year-old French Algerian named Frédéric Bourdin duped a San Antonio family into believing he was their long-lost 13-year-old boy, but The New Yorker’s 2008 article about Bourdin remains one of the most captivating pieces of long-form journalism I’ve read.

I’m eager to see this new documentary The Imposter (2012). I wasn’t yet living in Texas when a then 23-year-old French Algerian named Frédéric Bourdin duped a San Antonio family into believing he was their long-lost 13-year-old boy, but The New Yorker’s 2008 article about Bourdin remains one of the most captivating pieces of long-form journalism I’ve read.