DUPED: Double Lives & The Con Man I Almost Married

DUPED: Double Lives & The Con Man I Almost Married
Recording: DUPED: Double Lives & The Con Man I Almost Married, Date TBA

Speakers

abby ellin

abby ellin

Secret lives are all around us. Flip on the TV or surf the web and tales of gross betrayal will assault you: The highly respected Wall Street financier operating a billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Or “Family values”-preaching politicians who solicit men in airport bathrooms. While leading a double life would seem to be the exclusive province of psychopaths, spies, secret agents and undercover operatives with indeterminate accents, plenty of seemingly ‘normal’ people—both men and women--keep extraordinary secrets from the people closest to them. I know about this: I was duped by my ex fiancé, who lies about everything. I was duped by my ex fiancé, a nice Navy Doctor who was a pathological liar and ultimately went to jail. (I wrote about this in a widely read 2015 story for Psychology Today).



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Book reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner