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The Resource Duped : compulsive liars and how they can deceive you, Abby Ellin

Duped : compulsive liars and how they can deceive you, Abby Ellin

Label
Duped : compulsive liars and how they can deceive you
Title
Duped
Title remainder
compulsive liars and how they can deceive you
Statement of responsibility
Abby Ellin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While leading a double life would seem to be the exclusive domain of psychopaths and undercover agents, thousands of 'regular people' keep extraordinary secrets from those closest to them. Duped is an investigation of compulsive liars - and how they fool their loved ones - drawing on Abby Ellin's personal experience. From the day Abby went on her first date with The Commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within five months he'd proposed, and they'd moved in together. But there were red flags: strange stories of international espionage, involving Osama bin Laden and the Pentagon. Soon his stories began to unravel until she discovered, far later than she'd have liked, that he was a complete and utter fraud. When Ellin wrote about her experience in Psychology Today, the responses were unlike anything she'd experienced as a journalist. Legions of people wrote in with similar stories, of otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware people being taken in by ludicrous scams. Why was it so hard to spot these outlandish stories? Why were so many of the perpetrators male, and so many of the victims female? Was there something universal at play here? In DUPED, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores the secret lives of compulsive liars, and the tragedy of those who trust them - who have experienced severe, prolonged betrayal - and the terrible impact on their sense of reality and their ability to trust ever again. Studying the art and science of lying, talking to victims who've had their worlds turned upside down, and writing with great openness about her own mistakes, she lays the phenomenon bare. Ellin offers us a shocking and intimate look not only at the damage that the duplicitous cause, but the painful reaction of a society that is all too quick to blame the believer
Summary
After being deceived by her boyfriend in a serious of increasingly outrageous lies, an award-winning journalist delves into the world of double lives and discovers just how common it is to fall in love with a liar
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10753742
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellin, Abby
Dewey number
616.8584
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythomania
  • Deception
  • Compulsive behaviour
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
double lives, false identities, and the con man I almost married
Label
Duped : compulsive liars and how they can deceive you, Abby Ellin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gaslit : a love story -- The secret lives of almost everyone -- Who are the people in your neighborhood? -- The joy of lying -- A life divided -- Post-Deception Stress Disorder -- "I knew but I didn't know" -- Little pink lies -- In God we trust -- everyone else, we polygraph -- Verify, but don't trust
Control code
000065141558
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780349420295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079150657
Label
Duped : compulsive liars and how they can deceive you, Abby Ellin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gaslit : a love story -- The secret lives of almost everyone -- Who are the people in your neighborhood? -- The joy of lying -- A life divided -- Post-Deception Stress Disorder -- "I knew but I didn't know" -- Little pink lies -- In God we trust -- everyone else, we polygraph -- Verify, but don't trust
Control code
000065141558
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780349420295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079150657

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