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Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets

The Truth About Why Women Lie

Susan Shapiro Barash

St. Martin's Press

From the bestselling author of Tripping the Prom Queen comes a fascinating and provocative look at the reasons behind female deception. Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets reveals how society doles out mixed messages to women, fostering the lies they tell. Among the liars are:

 

•A woman who shoplifts, and has it “down to a science”

•A woman who tells her husband she is working late in order to be with her lover

•A woman who lies about her children’s achievements to her friends

•A woman who pretends her husband is doing well when they are going broke

•A woman who has covered up her husband’s emotional abuse for years

•A woman whose secret is her misery in being a stay-at-home mom in suburbia

•A woman who lies about loving her partner, deciding it’s better to stay than be alone

•And many other secrets and deceptions

 

Honest and even outrageous, Susan Shapiro Barash is fast becoming the author who explores issues that are important to women—issues that they are loath to talk about . . . until now.


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Chapter One

Spinning Yarns: Our Mothers’ Lessons

HOW WE LEARNED TO LIE

 

Our mothers are our role models, our springboard to the world, and their influence upon us, in all areas of our lives, is heartfelt. In certain instances our mothers have shown uswhat to do, as we’ll see in this book, but also what not to do. Whether our mothers kept secrets and lied for the cause or disdained such a path, or openly criticized lies on moral grounds all the while lying themselves, it has impacted us as daughters. Whatever decision our mothers made concerning female
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Susan Shapiro Barash

  • SUSAN SHAPIRO BARASH is the author of nine previous books, and teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College.  As a well-recognized gender expert, she is frequently sought out by newspapers, television shows, and radio programs to comment on women’s issues.  She lives in New York City.
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Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets

The Truth About Why Women Lie

Susan Shapiro Barash

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