Read The Lie– anguillais.us

The Lie 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 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. Read The Lie By William Dameron – anguillais.us

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  1. says:

    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, betra...


  2. says:

    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 ...


  3. says:

    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...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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, which was hardly acceptable in South Carolina, especially by his mother Although his mother knew he was gay, she chose to usedelicate words, while still driving the hammer home To fit in, he got married to a g This book stirred up so many different feelings in me Many of us never have to experience the issues that Will di...


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    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 experiences of his family and loved ones, he s honest to the point of pain, but respectful He knows enough to...


  6. says:

    A Coming Out story for those of us no longer youngIt seems very fitting that I read this book during Pride Month, when my Facebook timeline is full of rainbows and joy In the first portion of the book, the author tells a familiar tale of a struggle with life and marriage and fatherhood, which he seems to be navigatingor less successfully, if not very happily Finally, though, through a process that is nothing if not gradual, he comes to realize that he has been trying to live as someone h A Coming Out story for those of us no longer youngIt seems very fitting that I read this book during Pride Month, when my Facebook timeline is full of rainbows and joy In the first portion of the book, the author tells a familiar tale of a struggle with life and marriage and fatherhood, which he seems to be navigatingor less successfully, if not very happily Finally, though, through a process ...


  7. says:

    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 learn to love and trust again.The key takeaway is to be truthful with yourself and others It s a lot ea...


  8. says:

    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 adored his girls That much is absolutely true, but he had sacrificed his true self while building a life that was essentially a lie The author s willingness to be totally honest about the pain he caused in ending his l 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 lif...


  9. says:

    I typically don t read a lot of memoirs but when I saw what this one was about I knew I needed to read it My compassion and understanding of what my own father went through when he came out to us over 20 years ago grew with the reading of this book It was hard to read some of it knowing this was proba...


  10. says:

    This was anFirst Reads selection, and I picked it because I thought it would be good to read something that was so completely opposite to my life experience While I appreciated the story and the emotion in ...

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