The Lie by William Dameron audiobook

The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out

By William Dameron
Read by Will Damron

Brilliance Audio 9781542044745

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721364770

  • ISBN: 9781721364770

Runtime: 8.27 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A candid memoir of denial, stolen identities, betrayal, faking it, and coming out.

Do 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 more 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 himself.

In 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dameron inverts the typical catfishing tale of woe…[his] prose truly shines, with the awe of a child realizing himself, and the impossibility of that self…It’s a poem of a book that refuses, thankfully, to resolve.” Lambda Literary
“Compelling…Darkly animated…Tamps down the tall grass of untold experience.” New York Times
“A book that is a joyful testament to the transformative power of love and acceptance…In a climate in which certain rights and protections, recently presumed inalienable, now seem vulnerable once more, memoirs such as Dameron’s feel all the more crucial to the cultural conversation.” The Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: William Dameron

Author Bio: William Dameron

William Dameron is an award-winning blogger, memoirist, and essayist. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Salon, the Huffington Post, Saranac Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and in the book Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi & 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English