The Lie

The Lie 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 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.

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, 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 hus

[ BOOKS ] ⚦ The Lie  Author William Dameron –
  • Kindle Edition
  • 266 pages
  • The Lie
  • William Dameron
  • 24 March 2019

10 thoughts on “The Lie

  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 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...

  2. says:

    A beautiful, compassionate, and achingly honest memoir about coming out later in life Just gorgeous.

  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 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 ...

  4. 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 l...

  5. says:

    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 ...

  6. says:

    Excellent writing and a compelling story.

  7. 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 ...

  8. says:

    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 Dameronfor sharing your story and your life There are many other people who will learn how to be their true selves because of you.

  9. says:

    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 lifest...

  10. says:

    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 say when he can t imagine what they re thinking or going through, which places needed limits on what he shares about them The tale, to some degree, is sadly too common Forbidden longing due to society and religion and family, hidden under attempting normalcy, whatever that may truly be As the author says, I m grateful that this is becoming less normal, and people can live their truths The catfishing and stolen identity is a different, though interwoven, tale less common The similarities are well established, though The book unfolds like a story told to friends or a therapy group Time frames are loose, dancing back and forth among years to weave pieces of his life together beautifully An example of the writing, which is eloquent and compelling Boxes The garage was still filled with so many unpacked boxes from our move back to New England six months ago We didn t leave anything behind We packed it all up and brought it with us, including my i...

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