Author: Phil Chalmers
Publisher: Xulon Press
TRUE LIES is a book that attempts to counter the culture and the lies that the media is sending our young generation today, messages about sex, substance abuse, violence, and suicide. These "lies" as Chalmers calls them are having a major impact on today's young people, as they begin to believe these lies as truth. The effects are evident, with the high rates of suicide, violence, homicide, self-abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and a general feeling of hopelessness among young people today. Chalmers not only dismantles these lies, but also addresses other important topics that are close to his heart, like bullying, crime prevention, and internet safety. Chalmers passionately addresses these lies on a level and in a way that teens not only understand, but more than that, are moved to want to make changes in their lives. If you are a teenager, this book will open your eyes and make you think. If you are a parent, this book is a must for your son or daughter PHIL CHALMERS has been studying youth culture and speaking to teens for 25 years. He has written several books over those years directed at teens, including the best seller "Can You Handle The Truth?" He has appeared on numerous media outlets, including Montel Williams, Howard Stern The E! Network, and Spike TV. Chalmers recent book "Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer" is getting rave reviews nationwide, changing the way people think about teen violence. Chalmers knows how to speak to teens, and addresses them in school assemblies nationwide, which he has been doing or over 20 years. For more information about Phil Chalmers and his school assembly program, log on to TrueLiesAssembly.com or PhilChalmers.com.
Author: Margaret Johnson-Hodge
Publisher: Dafina Books
Street-wise accountant Dajah Moore, who has been unlucky in love, falls for gorgeous corrections officer Rick Timmons, but Rick's troubled past comes between them in the form of his vindictive ex-girlfriend. Reprint.
More True Lies
Author: George Shannon
Publisher: Harper Collins
A man is thrown in jail for picking up a rope. A student earns one hundred points on his math and history tests, yet fails both classes. A spider saves a fugitive from a legion of warriors. A farmer buys a cow, a horse, and a donkey, all with a single ear of corn.... Each of the eighteen stories in this book is true, technically. But each is also a lie. In his second collection of "true lies" from around the world, George Shannon challenges young readers to uncover the whole truth. But be careful: a word with more than one meaning can obscure the facts. And a hidden detail can mean the difference between honesty and a twisted truth that is, in its essence, a lie. Can you tell the difference? Can you discover: "What's the truth, the whole truth? And where's the lie?"
Author: Dewey Gram, Duane Dell'Amico
Publisher: Signet Book
When Harry Tasker, Omega Sector's top field agent for nuclear containment, takes on the Crimson Jihad, Helen, his wife of fifteen years, learns that he is not the boring computer salesman she had thought
Author: Samuel Amago
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
True Lies is a comprehensive study of the evolving functions of narrative self-consciousness in contemporary Spain. While the foundational studies of metafiction - by Alter, Scholes, Hutcheon, Waugh, Spires, and others - have illustrated how self-conscious writing serves to blur the distinction between reality and fiction in order to draw attention to the dynamic processes of literary representation, True Lies takes into account a fundamental issue overlooked by earlier treatments of the genre: namely, the importance of consciousness itself to this type of fiction. In the contemporary Spanish cultural context, novelists have increasingly explored the role of narrative in the construction and understanding of the self. This book shows how recent novels by Rosa Montero, Nuria Amat, Javier Cercas, Juan Jose Millas, Javier Marias, and Carlos Caneque use metafiction in order to question the relationship between reality and make-believe; to scrutinize the dynamic nature of personal identity; to problematize the historiographical enterprise; to evaluate critically the processes of canon formation; and to parody themselves and the poetics of self-consciousness. University of Notre Dame.
Author: George Shannon
Publisher: Harper Collins
In this collection of "lies" from many nations, the challenge is to find the slippery truth. By reading with care and not jumping to conclusions, readers will delight in discovering how these characters lie while at the same time they tell the truth.
Absolutely True Lies
Author: Rachel Stuhler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A fledgling entertainment writer stumbles into the gig of a lifetime writing a teenage pop star’s memoir and soon realizes that the young celebrity's squeaky-clean image is purely a work of fiction. Struggling writer Holly Gracin is on the verge of moving back home to upstate New York when she gets hired to write the memoirs of eighteen-year-old Daisy Mae Dixson, a former Nickelodeon child star who has moved seamlessly into both blockbuster movies and pop music. Holly quickly realizes that Daisy’s wholesome public image is purely a work of fiction, as Holly finds herself trailing the star as she travels around the world on yachts, gets stalked by paparazzi, and sneaks out of five-star hotels in the dead of night. As Holly struggles to write a flattering portrait of a teenage millionaire who only eats “nightshades” and treats her employees like slaves, Daisy has a public meltdown—and suddenly, her book is the cornerstone of resurrecting her image. But working at all hours trailing a pop star has taken its toll, and Holly must decide if becoming the ultimate insider is worth losing a starring role in her own life. Fun, juicy, and inspired by Rachel Stuhler’s own stranger-than-fiction experiences as a celebrity ghost writer, Absolutely True Lies is an entertaining look at how the lifestyles of the rich and famous aren’t always what they seem.
Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: Harper Collins
Set just months before Sutton Mercer's untimely death, this stand-alone 100-page digital original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard is an exciting, must-read companion to the Lying Game series. It's the summer after junior year and Sutton Mercer's world is turned upside down when her secret boyfriend, Thayer Vega, disappears without a trace. When he finally calls, he says he needs "space." Furious, Sutton does what any jilted girl would do—she gets over her last boyfriend by finding a new one. And luckily Garrett Austin is happy to step up and be her new leading man. The only catch: Garrett used to date Sutton's best friend Charlotte. Now an annoyed Charlotte is insisting that Sutton's younger sister, Laurel, be admitted to the Lying Game clique. If Sutton wants to keep Laurel out, she'll need to outdo her in a series of prank challenges. Defeating Laurel should be a no-brainer, but little sis has some tricks up her sleeve. . . . Will Sutton prove she's the only Mercer fit for the club? Or is the Lying Game queen about to get overthrown by her not-so-loyal subjects?
Author: Philip Ross
Publisher: Crossroad Press
David and Eva meet and fall in love in London, but their relationship is marked by less-than-honest communication, which becomes a minor matter when a group of men begins pursuing them with an intention to kill.
A few fabrications lead to a fiasco when a middle schooler and her mischievous grandma run away from home.
The First True Lie
Author: Marina Mander
An utterly compelling, heartbreaking novel that introduces a revelatory young voice to the U.S. market. Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who every now and then tries out a new father. Luca keeps to himself, his cat, Blue, and his favorite toys—words. One February morning his mom doesn't wake up to bring him to school, so Luca—driven by a deep fear of being an orphan—decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive. At first it's easy. Luca dresses himself for school, makes sure Blue gets his dinner, and manages to avoid nosy neighbors. He and Blue camp out in the living room and embark on imaginary expeditions to outer space, and Luca dreams about marrying his school crush, Antonella. Soon, however, the laundry starts piling up, the fridge emptying—and the smell of Mama's decaying body begins to permate the apartment. As Luca grapples with what to do, we ultimately witness something much more poignant than the morbid circumstance—a young boy's journey to the point at which he can say: “I am no longer an orphan. I am a single human being. It's a matter of words.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Anthony Lappé, Stephen Marshall, Ian Inaba
Publisher: Plume Books
Offers an irreverent, trenchant study of mainstream news media that explains why such news sources frequently withhold information from the American public, examining some of the key issues and behind-the-scenes stories in the areas of the war on drugs, the Iraq conflict, environmental abuses, and more. Original.
True Lies Worldwide
Author: Anders Cullhed, Lena Rydholm
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
In today’s world, fiction seems to be present everywhere, not only in traditional media such as books or movies, but on the web, in computer games or virtual environments. This book gathers twenty-three scholars from ten countries with the aim to explore the idea and the use of fiction in different cultures. It covers a broad field of interests, from classical literature, art and philosophy to modern media.
Author: Ingrid Weaver
Who Was Emma Cassidy? That was what Detective Bruce Prentice had come to the Maine woods to find out. But the more he learned about her, the less he understood. All he knew was, those flights across the Canadian border in her private plane simply couldn't be innocent—and neither was his desire for this fascinating, mysterious woman…. Emma wanted this secluded place to be a refuge from her troubled past—but trouble had found her even here. And she could no longer deny that it was linked to the disturbing stranger who had so suddenly come into her life—a man who made her wish there were no secrets between them….
Author: Dave Cicirelli
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
On October 5th, 2009, Dave posted a note on Facebook announcing that he was quitting his job, dropping everything, and walking west. But what no one knew (save a few collaborators) was that Dave was lying and that his westward travels were all an elaborate hoax. And so Dave's existence split in two-earning his followers' trust with postings about everyday activities before escalating the story with tales of teepeeing an Amish horse and buggy and thus being forced to work off his debt on the farm. Meanwhile, the real Dave went into hiding, sequestering himself in his parents' e.