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Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir

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Author: Lauren Slater

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN 10: 014200006X
ISBN 13: 978-0142000069

Publisher: Random House
ISBN 10: 0375501126
ISBN 13: 978-0375501128

In this powerful and provocative new memoir, award-winning author Lauren Slater forces readers to redraw the boundary between what we know as fact and what we believe through the creation of our own personal fictions. Mixing memoir with mendacity, Slater examines memories of her youth, when after being diagnosed with a strange illness she developed seizures and neurological disturbances-and the compulsion to lie. Openly questioning the reliability of memoir itself, Slater presents the mesmerizing story of a young woman who discovers not only what plagues her but also what cures her-the birth of her sensuality, her creativity as an artist, and storytelling as an act of healing.