Harper Lee Author Responds To Controversy Over Biography's Authorization

July 17, 2014 4:57 PM

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In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, author Marja Mills, who this week published The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee, responded to Harper Lee's statement claiming Mills misrepresented her relationship with Lee in the book. "I can tell you my experiences," Mills said in reply. "They were clear, they were engaged, and they were just wonderfully generous with their time."

Mills' book caused a stir in the publishing world, as it came with an apparent stamp of approval and full cooperation from the famously journalist-allergic Lee, who hasn't given an interview since 1964. Lee's firm refusal to give interviews for the past 50 years leaves reporters occasionally graspin...

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