It is always cool to run across someone who seems to be original in the best sense of the word. I can understand why she's pissed. The fact is, that people believe what they want to believe. Trite, but true.
For example, I have heard from a number of people that my "accent" is heavier than my husband's. Kids, I was born in Montana and raised in Colorado, while my Significant Other grew up in Germany. Insofar as I know, I haven't picked his slight accent up, nor he mine. People believe what they want to believe.
And that's why it is so easy to put a fictional memoir out there. 'Nuf said.