Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Robin Talley
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780373212040
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Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Jon Frederickson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0988378884
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Seven Leaves Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you wonder why? Does something seem wrong, but you can't put your finger on it? In The Lies We Tell Ourselves, psychotherapist Jon Frederickson reveals the ways we fool ourselves and how to get unstuck. Through dozens of stories and examples, he demonstrates that the apparent cause of our problems is almost never the real cause. In addition, he reveals what we really fear and how to face it. In the spirit of Stephen Grosz and Irving Yalom, Frederickson shows how to recognize the lies we tell ourselves and face the truths we have avoided--and stop saying yes when we really mean no. Although we may use falsehoods to escape pain, clinging to our fantasies actually becomes the source of greater suffering. This book shows how to create a better life by letting go of our lies and facing reality. It also demonstrates that therapy is not merely a chat; it is a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be he

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Cortney S. Warren,Dr Cortney S Warren Ph D
Pages: 52
ISBN: 0615997716
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Release: 2014-03-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Humans are excellent liars. We don't like to think of ourselves as capable of lying; it hurts us too much to admit. So we lie to ourselves about that, too. As a clinical psychologist, I am regularly confronted with the brutal truth that we all lie. I am not talking about deliberate, bold-faced lying. No, this type of dishonesty is far harder to detect and admit. It is the kind of lying that comes from not being psychologically strong enough to be honest with ourselves about who we are. And I believe that it is our biggest obstacle to living a fulfilling life. I wrote this book for anyone interested in becoming more honest. In it, I present a range of self-deceptive examples couched in psychological theory to help us explore ourselves. Although it is a relatively short book-indended to be read in about an hour-I hope that the content provokes deep thought. For only when are honest about who we really are do we have the opportunity to change.

I m Special

I m Special
Author: Ryan O'Connell
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781476700403
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW A NETFLIX SERIES ENTITLED “SPECIAL” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JIM PARSONS STARRING RYAN O'CONNELL AS HIMSELF. From the beloved blogger turned voice of an online generation, an unforgettable and hilarious memoir-meets-manifesto exploring what it means to be a millennial gay man living with cerebral palsy, which VICE calls “a younger, gay version of Mary Karr's Lit.” People are obsessed with Ryan O’Connell’s blogs. With tens of thousands reading his pieces on Thought Catalog and Vice, watching his videos on YouTube, and hanging on to each and every #dark tweet, Ryan has established himself as a unique young voice who’s not afraid to dole out some real talk. He’s that candid, snarky friend you consult when you fear you’re spending too much time falling down virtual k-holes stalking your ex on Facebook or when you’ve made the all-too-common mistake of befriending a psycho while wasted at last night’s party and need to find a way to get rid of them the next morning. But Ryan didn’t always have the answers to these modern day dilemmas. Growing up gay and disabled with cerebral palsy, he constantly felt like he was one step behind everybody else. Then the rude curveball known as your twenties happened and things got even more confusing. Ryan spent years as a Millennial cliché: he had dead-end internships; dabbled in unemployment; worked in his pajamas as a blogger; communicated mostly via text; looked for love online; spent hundreds on “necessary” items, like candles, while claiming to have no money; and even descended into aimless pill-popping. But through extensive trial and error, Ryan eventually figured out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood. Sharp and entertaining, I’m Special will educate twentysomethings (or other adolescents-at-heart) on what NOT to do if they ever want to become happy fully functioning grown ups with a 401k and a dog.

As I Descended

As I Descended
Author: Robin Talley
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062409256
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, Robin Talley, comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair. Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—but one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend at exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. But Delilah doesn’t know that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to unseat Delilah for the scholarship. After all, it would lock in Maria’s attendance at Stanford—and assure her and Lily four more years in a shared dorm room. Together, Maria and Lily harness the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school. But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what’s imagined, the girls must attempt to put a stop to the chilling series of events they’ve accidentally set in motion.

The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves

The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Dana Marrocco
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780486833439
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Release: 2018-08-15
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using humor and a solid base of academic and practical knowledge, Dr. Dana Marrocco helps readers gently undo the self-deception caused by the most common ego-driven lies.

Useful Delusions The Power and Paradox of the Self Deceiving Brain

Useful Delusions  The Power and Paradox of the Self Deceiving Brain
Author: Shankar Vedantam,Bill Mesler
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780393652215
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing. Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being. The lies we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They can explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don’t, why some nations hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of what it really means to be human.

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Amy Matayo
Pages: 295
ISBN: 1720237581
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Presley Waterman is a rescuer: of animals, of businesses, of people. Like the stray cat she's allergic to, but continues to care for. Like her small-town newspaper, a business that's been dying a slow death for the better part of a decade. And like Micah. Her best friend and the man she has loved since they were kids, back when no one else cared. As for him... Micah Leven loves Presley. She's the girl who's always been there to help, the one who knows all the ugly things about him and makes him believe he can be a better man, the one who will never leave because she's promised over and over. But he also loves Mara. Mara is his ideal. She's the dream he conjured up as a boy and never wavered from. She's beautiful, ambitious, driven, a fellow newscaster at his Atlanta station, and the perfect asset for the life he's always wanted. Together, they could conquer the world and their respective careers. Even better, with Mara he could prove that he did--in fact--finally amount to something. Maybe then his father would be proud. There are just a few things Presley and Micah have both forgotten. One, just because you rescue someone doesn't mean they'll love you for it. Two, some dreams disappear when reality wakes you up. Three, the only way to silence lies is to face the truth head-on. This is the story of the man torn between two existences, the woman who finally took the choice away from him, and what happens when you stop listening to lies once and for all. Even if the biggest liar is you"--Amazon.com.

Lies We Tell Ourselves The Psychology of Self Deception

Lies We Tell Ourselves  The Psychology of Self Deception
Author: Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D.
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9781600131424
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Release: 2021
Editor: Choose Honesty, LLC, Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Humans are excellent liars. We don’t like to think of ourselves as capable of lying; it hurts us too much to admit. So we lie to ourselves about that, too. As a clinical psychologist, I am regularly confronted with the brutal truth that we all lie. I am not talking about deliberate, bold-faced lying. No, this type of dishonesty is far harder to detect and admit. It is the kind of lying that comes from not being psychologically strong enough to be honest with ourselves about who we are. And I believe that it is our biggest obstacle to living a fulfilling life. I wrote this book for anyone interested in becoming more honest. In it, I present a range of self-deceptive examples couched in psychological theory to help us explore ourselves. Although it is a relatively short book, indented to be read in about an hour, I hope that the content provokes deep thought. For when we are honest about who we really are, we have the opportunity to change.

The Lies We Tell

The Lies We Tell
Author: Jane Corry
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780241989012
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Release: 2021-06-17
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Leaves you asking - what would I do? Jane Corry's best yet' BA PARIS Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he'd done something terrible. Begging them not to tell the police. Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child . . . As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with a terrifying decision . . . Save her son . . . or save herself? **PRE-ORDER NOW** ----------------------------------------------------- WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT JANE CORRY 'Absolutely brilliant...full of twists and turns that left me positively breathless' Angela Marsons 'A python of a book; it draws you in gently at first and then the coils of tension begin to tighten and refuse to let you go...' Jane Shemilt 'Readers you are in for a tremendous treat - a roller-coaster of a ride that will leave you screaming, 'No!' on more than one occasion' Carol Wyer 'What an addictive read! Extremely clever storytelling with terrific pace and real emotional depth too. I loved it' Teresa Driscoll 'Corry often explores darker themes, and those living on the fringes of society and this book is no exception: gritty, real, interesting and clever. Highly recommended' Gillian McAllister 'An absorbing and gripping masterpiece, skilfully plotted with superbly drawn characters who will stay with you long after you've finished reading' Kathryn Croft 'I love all Jane Corry's books but this is her best yet. So clever, compulsive and twisty with a reveal I never saw coming. Superb' Claire Douglas ' Exhilarating and heartbreaking in equal measure, this story will stay with me for a long time' Nuala Ellwood 'Jane Corry is at the top of her game and her latest novel cements her place as one of the superstars of the genre' Phoebe Morgan

There s Not Enough Time

There s Not Enough Time
Author: Jill Farmer
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0988288109
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tips for making dreaded tasks easier to do are just part of Farmer's system for making life more efficient, productive, and meaningful.

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Greg Laurie
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781441223999
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Release: 2006-10-06
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all know what it's like to justify something we're about to do with a clever excuse. Temptation knocks at every door. No one is immune. But often we put ourselves in places of vulnerability and then wonder why we get tempted. So, wherein lies the problem? With the lies we tell ourselves and our resulting behavior. In this engaging book, Greg Laurie takes an honest and humorous look at the ways we fall into sin and how we frequently rationalize our actions. Drawing from the pages of Scripture and his own experiences, he shares practical steps we can take to effectively resist temptation and put an end to the compromises that will ultimately lead to our downfall.

Music from Another World

Music from Another World
Author: Robin Talley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781488056604
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Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s summer 1977 and closeted lesbian Tammy Larson can’t be herself anywhere. Not at her strict Christian high school, not at her conservative Orange County church and certainly not at home, where her ultrareligious aunt relentlessly organizes antigay political campaigns. Tammy’s only outlet is writing secret letters in her diary to gay civil rights activist Harvey Milk…until she’s matched with a real-life pen pal who changes everything. Sharon Hawkins bonds with Tammy over punk music and carefully shared secrets, and soon their letters become the one place she can be honest. The rest of her life in San Francisco is full of lies. The kind she tells for others—like helping her gay brother hide the truth from their mom—and the kind she tells herself. But as antigay fervor in America reaches a frightening new pitch, Sharon and Tammy must rely on their long-distance friendship to discover their deeply personal truths, what they’ll stand for…and who they’ll rise against. A master of award-winning queer historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley once again brings to life with heart and vivid detail an emotionally captivating story about the lives of two teen girls living in an age when just being yourself was an incredible act of bravery.

The Folly of Fools

The Folly of Fools
Author: Robert Trivers
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780465028054
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Release: 2011-10-25
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the author's theorized evolutionary basis for self-deception, which he says is tied to group conflict, courtship, neurophysiology, and immunology, but can be negated by awareness of it and its results.

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre
Author: Robin Talley
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062409287
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this #ownvoices romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley has something for everyone: backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love. Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything. What she doesn’t have? Success with love. Every time she falls for someone during a school performance, both the romance and the show end in catastrophe. So, Mel swears off any entanglements until their upcoming production of Les Mis is over. Of course, Mel didn’t count on Odile Rose, rising star in the acting world, auditioning for the spring performance. And she definitely didn’t expect Odile to be sweet and funny, and care as much about the play’s success as Mel. Which means that Melody McIntyre’s only plan now is trying desperately not to fall in love.

Daily Dishonesty

Daily Dishonesty
Author: Lauren Hom
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781613127186
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: ABRAMS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A colorful compendium of little white lies, based on the award-winning, “bitingly honest” blog (Imprint). From the diet you’re going to start tomorrow to that call you were about to make when something (anything) else came up—life is full of little lies that get us through the day. With Daily Dishonesty, designer and blogger Lauren Hom pays homage to the (mostly) innocent foibles that make us human. With 150+ hilariously common lies, beautifully illustrated by Hom, Daily Dishonesty touches on topics from breakups, friendship, and growing up to slacking off and guilty pleasures, in hand-lettered mantras that are all too honest about our untruths. Praise for the Daily Dishonesty blog “Simply wonderful!” —SwissMiss “Cleverly and adorably displays lies.” —Complex Magazine “Really inspiring for those of you who want to dabble in hand lettering.” —Miss Moss

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live
Author: Joan Didion
Pages: 1122
ISBN: 9780307264879
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Release: 2006
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.

Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies
Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781408894699
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Release: 2017-05-29
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker 'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' Economist Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.

The Liar in Your Life

The Liar in Your Life
Author: Robert Feldman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780446552196
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Release: 2009-08-03
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. Feldman examines marital infidelity, little white lies, career-driven resumé lies, and how we teach children to lie. Along the way, he reveals-despite our beliefs to the contrary- how it is nearly impossible to spot a liar (studies have shown no relationship between nervousness, lack of eye contact, or a trembling voice, and acts of deception). He also provides startling evidence of just how integral lying is to our culture; indeed, his research shows that two people, meeting for the first time, will lie to each other an average of three times in the first ten minutes of a conversation. Feldman uses this discussion of deception to explore ways we can cope with infidelity, betrayal, and mistrust, in our friends and family. He also describes the lies we tell ourselves: Sometimes, the liar in your life is the person you see in the mirror. With incisive clarity and wry wit, Feldman has written a truthful book for anyone who whose life has been touched by deception.

Pulp

Pulp
Author: Robin Talley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781488095276
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It’s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself—and Marie—to a danger all too real. Sixty-two years later, Abby Zimet can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject—classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. Between the pages of her favorite book, the stresses of Abby’s own life are lost to the fictional hopes, desires and tragedies of the characters she’s reading about. She feels especially connected to one author, a woman who wrote under the pseudonym “Marian Love,” and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity. In this novel told in dual narratives, New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley weaves together the lives of two young women connected across generations through the power of words. A stunning story of bravery, love, how far we’ve come and how much farther we have to go.