Abby Ellin - Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

When Ellin was swept off her feet by a man who called himself The Commander and regaled her with incredible stories of international espionage, the Pentagon, and Osama bin Laden, it took her awhile to realize that something was wrong. Then when she wrote about her experience in a Psychology Today cover story, she got another surprise: she wasn’t the only to have fallen for a persuasive liar. Many people—mainly women—have been similarly conned, primarily by men. In this fascinating study of double-lives, Ellin, an award-wining journalist and former New York Times “Preludes” columnist, explores the psychology of both perpetrators and victims, looks at how lies work, why people believe them, and what all this tells us about human nature.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781610398008
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PublicAffairs - January 15th, 2019

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