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

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

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 hoo A candid memoir of denial, stolen identities, betrayal, faking it, and coming out. Do you know me?, the email ...

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Title:The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out
Author:William Dameron
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:286 pages pages

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

  • Laurie
    Jun 12, 2019
    Painfully honest This is an extraordinarily well-written memoir of the struggles and angst of a gay man coming out later in life. It is not a story I would have any inkling about were it not for this gutsy book. Part of my head kept protesting ?Stay in the marriage for your kids?...
  • Andrew
    Jun 09, 2019
    Acquired through Kindle First Reads. Interesting to learn about the struggles of coming out late in life & accepting who you are. Also, the difficulty & hardship on a family coming to terms with a big change in their lives as well. The author, along with family, all have to ...
  • Barbara
    Jul 25, 2019
    William Dameron Fortysomething William Dameron (Bill) had been married to his wife Katherine for twenty years when she confronted him in a Walmart parking lot. "Just park the car now Bill," she said. "I have to ask you this, or I'm afraid I never will. Are you gay?" "I don...
  • Cheryl Schibley
    Jul 09, 2019
    Loved this book. Bill, a long time married man comes out after several years in a traditional marriage. In doing so, he hurt a lot of people including his wife and kids. He wrote this book with the hope that in the future as the gay community gains more rights and acceptance they will ...
  • Glenda
    Jul 07, 2019
    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...
  • Katie
    Jun 02, 2019
    This book stirred up so many different feelings in me. Many of us never have to experience the issues that Will did, so I felt a lot of sadness on his behalf. On the other hand, I was furious at him for what he did to his wife and family. Will knew he was different from a young age,...
  • Susan
    Jun 23, 2019
    So many layers to unpack in this searing and emotional read. Dameron tells the story of a marriage and family based on the lie that he'd been living--that he was straight when, in truth, he'd known since adolescence that he was gay. I was so moved by the way he was able to tell his sto...
  • Maureen O'Hare
    Jun 06, 2019
    I loved this book. It is honest, heartfelt and touching. The love the author has for his family is at the heart of the story. His journey to become the man he is meant to be while not wanting to hurt the ones he loves the most is heart-wrenching. I highly recommend this book to anyone ...
  • Sasha
    Jun 04, 2019
    This is the one you should pick! Beautiful writing, important and engaging memoir that helps me understand a situation that always baffled me. Couldn't out it down. ...
  • David
    Jun 22, 2019
    William Dameron is instantly relatable in this wonderfully written memoir, and his narrative draws the reader in instantly. This poignant memoir takes readers through the struggles of coming out late in life, the guilt and pain of reshaping the narrative of others due to the consequenc...
  • Jill Meyer
    Jul 03, 2019
    As I read William Dameron?s memoir, ?The Lie?, I tried to guess to whom he was writing it for. Himself? His first family of birth; his mother and three brothers? His ex-wife and two daughters? The wider world? I can?t decide, but feel it was primarily to try to understand his j...
  • Stacy
    Jun 24, 2019
    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 ...
  • Christy
    Jul 14, 2019
    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...
  • Kayo
    Jun 07, 2019
    What a book. This book was different than I expected, but it sure made it worthwhile. Fast read, really kept your interest. I got this book from Amazons First Read, and my opinions are my own. ...
  • stephanie magid
    Jun 05, 2019
    So well written. Loved the author's honesty and depth of understanding about how difficult his life and coming out was and is. Thank you William Dameron for sharing your story and your life. There are many other people who will learn how to be their true selves because of you. ...
  • Bonnie L Marincek
    Jun 03, 2019
    Such an inspirational insight..... What a beautiful, poignant memoir! Bill's story was one of love, heartbreak, deception and challenge as to the man he was and the true man he finally allows to come forth through years of soul searching . I highly recommend this book! ...
  • Steve Moskowitz
    Jun 10, 2019
    Excellent writing and a compelling story. ...
  • Kat Brownell
    Jun 23, 2019
    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...
  • Vicky D.
    Jul 11, 2019
    The Author waited to long to pull in the prologue to the story, after all it's part of the title. I realize this is a personal story and some privacy has to be respected, but if you are putting it out there, I would have liked to heard more about the daughters coming to accept their fa...
  • Becky
    Jun 05, 2019
    An honest, life-affirming book Bill's book is an honest portrayal of the power of living who we are and who we are meant to be. A healthy tale of love, life, family, forgiveness and love. Powerful! It is a great read. ...
  • Pat & Dave Brandt
    Jun 05, 2019
    Wow! I really didn't expect to love this book, but I had bronchitis and had nothing else to do. This is a raw, clear thinking, emotionally honest book about living with a secret so suppressed that the author's whole life was in many ways a lie. Or was it? Bill loved his wife and ad...
  • Diane Merritt
    Jul 09, 2019
    Not my usual kind of book to read, and when i started it wasn't sure if i would finish it. But what a great truthful book, ended up reading it in one sitting. Bravo for coming out and telling your story about it. Thanks to net galley and the publisher for an early release of this...
  • Pavellit
    Jul 22, 2019
    I stayed up until 4 am to read this book and instead of feeling exhausted when I finished, I wanted more.....This memoir was so touching, sincere, compassionate and uplifting. And even humorous in spots. I can just imagine how hard it had to be to come out as a gay man, to your wife an...
  • Julia Phillips
    Feb 05, 2019
    A beautiful, compassionate, and achingly honest memoir about coming out later in life. Just gorgeous. ...
  • Goth Gone Grey
    Jun 02, 2019
    The lie begets the truth and the light. What a beautiful, emotional book. The author unpacked his soul, his experiences, and those of his family and lays the cards frankly down in front of the reader. It's written eloquently, whether in the darkness or light. While sharing the ...
  • Tabitha
    Jun 21, 2019
    "People often ask why I waited so long to come out. What they?re really asking is how I lied for so long. How I survived." I chose this book as part of Amazons First Reads program and what I discovered was a beautiful story about forgiveness and honesty. There are times when I lis...
  • Lisa G.
    Jun 03, 2019
    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. ...
  • SpareTheBS
    Jun 21, 2019
    Took me FOREVER to finish this book! Don't you hate when life gets in the way of things that are most important to you. Loved this book!! Not a fan of books that make me cry and this book made me cry TWICE. Might have to look into other books I've passed up in lieu of a stuffy nose. If...
  • Megan Collins
    May 09, 2019
    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 ...
  • Paul M
    Nov 25, 2018
    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 ...