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The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out I did not think thos book was particularly well written nor ground breaking If you are going to write your life story, you had better make sure you are an excellent story teller Oh, and having someone explain the difference between coordinate and cumulative adjectives, and which ones need commas and which don t, would also help.However, I thought Katherine s story was incredibly poignant People who still believe or ever believed that being gay is a choice should hear stories about spouses w I did not think thos book was particularly well written nor ground breaking If you are going to write your life story, you had better make sure you are an excellent story teller Oh, and having someone explain the difference between coordinate and cumulative adjectives, and which ones need commas and which don t, would also help.However, I thought Katherine s story was incredibly poignant People who still believe or ever believed that being gay is a choice should hear stories about spouses who have been collateral damage in that lie The people who spent their entire young adulthood in a marriage based on lies, and who have to pick themselves up and start all over in their 40s Somehow the conservative right never thinks about the actual consequences to their platitudes Incredible It s always hard for me to choose between the monthly Kindle first read pre release book selections It s my monthly gift from prime, so I carefully peruse each description, weigh the number of pages I do love a long book , and try to guess which one I should read This despite the fact that I get multiple free books every day and have an unread Kindle stack in the tens of thousandsbut I digress Anyway Rarely does a book just jump out and make the choice for me but this m Incredible It s always hard for me to choose between the monthly Kindle first read pre release book selections It s my monthly gift from prime, so I carefully peruse each description, weigh the number of pages I do love a long book , and try to guess which one I should read This despite the fact that I get multiple free books every day and have an unread Kindle stack in the tens of thousandsbut I digress Anyway Rarely does a book just jump out and make the choice for me but this month, that s exactly what happened I got to the 6th offering, The Lie , and knew immediately I needed to read this book despite its slim 266 pages, haha I got it and yesterday, I read it This book is so incredibly moving William Dameron tells the story of his life as a father and husband with a heavy, personal world destroying secret he s gay Somewhere inside he s always known, but societal and family pressure along with that soul eating inner fear of possibly not being loved and accepted for who he really is conspire to steal his real life from him.As his story unfolds, events transpire that pull his true identity out into the open and it s beautifully, messily painful as life always is At times I cried because he judged himself so harshly I wanted to reach out and tell him to be kinder to himself, but as his story continued, I saw that his redemption was exactly as it needed to be He needed that honesty, he needed to strip himself bare and begin his new life with no lies to himself or others He needed to speak and live his truth.Reading his memoir and being able to watch and feel alongside him as he vanquished the lie that had ruled his life was an incredible journey People are rarely this introspective, let alone this honest I felt so honored to be able to see so deeply into someone s storyand his detailing of raw emotional loss, interwoven with his uncensored joy once he began living his real, true life Well, that s why you need to read this book His southernsoftbutbrutal honesty makes you think about what s important, and why It encourages self awareness, makes you take stock of your life and do that quick soul inventory, to think about whether you re living honestly It might make you cry, but for me it was good, cleansing happy tears I was so proud of this man I ve never even met.Even if introspection isn t your usual game, in honor of Pride Month, I encourage you to read this absolutely extraordinary memoir You won t be sorry A beautiful, compassionate, and achingly honest memoir about coming out later in life Just gorgeous. Audio and Story 5 Stars This was a beautifully written book I felt very close to all the characters and could feel their emotions Bill Dameron is a middle aged man, who finally comes out of the closet He has a wife and 2 beautiful children which he adores Try as he might, he cannot suppress his true feelings This book takes us on Bill s journey to finally face his true self and then the revelation of the truth to his family and friends Bill knew at a young age that he was gay, but society was not accepting of This was a beautifully written book I felt very close to all the characters and could feel their emotions Bill Dameron is a middle aged man, who finally comes out of the closet He has a wife and 2 beautiful children which he adores Try as he might, he cannot suppress his true feelings This book takes us on Bill s journey to finally face his true self and then the revelation of the truth to his family and friends Bill knew at a young age that he was gay, but society was not accepting of alternate lifestyles He marries, has children and tries to suppress his true character I felt much emotion as I traveled with Bill and felt the pressure and the pain he felt, as well as, the sadness that his wife experienced The children were equally affected when their father revealed what he had been hiding for all these years Many emotions were portrayed before Bill finally found his peace The prose in this book is stunning In conclusion, no matter what your stance is on or alternate lifestyles, this book is just beautiful I cried and felt the pain of everyone involved.Thanks, NetGalley for providing this book in exchange for my honest opinion All opinions are my own.You may view my reviews at I m a beginner and it is under construction Any suggestions are welcomed This book was so well written, so compelling that I read it in a single reading on a cross country flight The writing is so clear and beautiful that I never had to stop and re read or try to figure out what the author was trying to say The struggle is heartbreaking and the love that the author feels for his family comes shining through This is a book for anyone who wants to know if it is ever too late to become your true self, if the risk is worth the pain At least in this author s case, it This book was so well written, so compelling that I read it in a single reading on a cross country flight The writing is so clear and beautiful that I never had to stop and re read or try to figure out what the author was trying to say The struggle is heartbreaking and the love that the author feels for his family comes shining through This is a book for anyone who wants to know if it is ever too late to become your true self, if the risk is worth the pain At least in this author s case, it was, and he also gave us this stunning debut Beautifully heartbreaking I generally hate any type of memoir, or really anything other than fiction I chose this book because I am a divorce attorney and have been involved in cases much like Mr Dameron s divorce, where one spouse came out years into a marriage I have always thought it was selfish of the spouse not the divorce so much but that they married the other person in the first place, then went on to have children He had to have known Why use the other person in this way Mr D Beautifully heartbreaking I generally hate any type of memoir, or really anything other than fiction I chose this book because I am a divorce attorney and have been involved in cases much like Mr Dameron s divorce, where one spouse came out years into a marriage I have always thought it was selfish of the spouse not the divorce so much but that they married the other person in the first place, then went on to have children He had to have known Why use the other person in this way Mr Dameron s book did just what I hoped it would it gave me a different perspective on those questions Mr Dameron s honesty is evident and he does not gloss over the pain he caused, but he explains how a thousand tiny steps sometimes leads us to a place we just aren t meant to be Thank you for helping me grow, Mr Dameron I loved everything about this memoir A story about the author coming out in later life after a very long marriage and two teenage daughters You shift back in forth throughout different time periods in his life, but I never felt lost or confused I was completely enthralled throughout the entire book Even though it s a topic I don t know very much about, it felt so real Just like a great memoir should be William Dameron definitely knows how to write well and has a knack for details Book w I loved everything about this memoir A story about the author coming out in later life after a very long marriage and two teenage daughters You shift back in forth throughout different time periods in his life, but I never felt lost or confused I was completely enthralled throughout the entire book Even though it s a topic I don t know very much about, it felt so real Just like a great memoir should be William Dameron definitely knows how to write well and has a knack for details Book won in a Goodreads Giveaway This book explores William Dameron s struggle to come out as gay both to himself and his wife and children and his attempt to wade through the wreckage created by his decades long lie and find a clear path forward as a father, son, and husband once again There are so many words I could use to describe this memoir exquisite, heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, inspiring, gorgeous, riveting , but none of them do it justice Even if you can t identify with Dameron s exact struggle, his story is d This book explores William Dameron s struggle to come out as gay both to himself and his wife and children and his attempt to wade through the wreckage created by his decades long lie and find a clear path forward as a father, son, and husband once again There are so many words I could use to describe this memoir exquisite, heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, inspiring, gorgeous, riveting , but none of them do it justice Even if you can t identify with Dameron s exact struggle, his story is deeply human, and I felt it deep in my bones It s a story of love and heartbreak, betrayal and forgiveness, deception and truth, self hatred and self acceptance and it s a story that will resonate, on some level, with every person who reads it There were so many stunning passages, but this is one of my favorites We are not the first generation of queer people who have found ourselves trapped in a straight marriage, but please God, let us be the last In a world filled with hate and lies propagated by the Trump administration, living the truth is a form of resistance and persistence In sharing his truth with us, a truth he fought so hard with himself to bring into the light, William Dameron has given us all an immensely beautiful gift A Candid Memoir Of Denial, Stolen Identities, Betrayal, Faking It, And Coming OutDo You Know Me , The Email Began, Sparking Tremors Of Fear That Turned Into A Full Quake Of Panic When William Dameron Discovered That His Selfie Had Been Stolen By Strangers On Social Networks And Dating Sites, His Image And Identity A Forty Year Old Straight White Male Had Been Used To Hook Countless Women Into Believing In Lies Of Love And Romance Was It All An Ironic Cosmic Joke Almost A Decade Prior, William Himself Had Been Living A Lie That Had Lasted For Than Twenty Years His Secret He Was A Gay Man, A Fact He Hid From His Wife And Two Daughters For Almost As Long As He Had Hidden It From HimselfIn This Emotional And Unflinchingly Honest Memoir Of Coming Out Of The Closet Late In Life, Owning Up To The Past, And Facing The Future, William Dameron Confronts Steroid Addiction, The Shame And Homophobia Of His Childhood, The Sledgehammer Of Secrets That Slowly Tore His Marriage Apart, And His Love For A Gay Father Of Three That Would Once Again Challenge The Boundaries Of Trust At The True Heart Of The Lie Is A Universal Story About Turning Self Doubt Into Self Acceptance And About Pain, Anger, And The Long Journey Of Both Seeking And Giving Forgiveness


About the Author: William Dameron

William Dameron is an award winning blogger, memoirist, and essayist His work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Times UK ,The Boston Globe, Salon, The Huffington post, and in the book, Fashionably Late Gay, Bi and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life He is an IT Director for a global economic consulting firm, where he educates users on the perils of social engineering in cybersecurity William, his husband, and blended family of five children split their time between Boston and the coast of southern Maine His book, The Lie A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing Coming Out is a New York Times Recommended Read and named one of the Best LGBTQ Memoirs of 2019 by The Advocate Magazine.


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