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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. New Read [ The Lie ] Author [ William Dameron ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – thegreatwallonline.us

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...


  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 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 la...


  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 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 th...


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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 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 girl that he thought he could love Katherine, who struggled with her own insecurities, seemed to fit that bil...


  5. 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 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...


  6. 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 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...


  7. 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...


  8. says:

    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


  9. 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.


  10. says:

    Thumbs upHonest and thought provoking description of the journey that is coming out later in life I am glad I read it.

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