Fake : a startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies

Fake : a startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies
Wood, Stephanie
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"Women the world over are brought up to hope, even expect, to find the man of their dreams, marry and live happily ever after. When Stephanie Woods meets a sweet, sophisticated man who owns land and businesses, she embarks on an exhilarating romance with him. He seems compassionate, truthful and loving. He talks about the future with her. She falls in love. She also becomes increasingly beset by anxiety at the lavish three-act plays he offers her in the form of excuses for frequent cancellations and no-shows. She begins to wonder, who is this man? When she ends the relationship Stephanie switches back on her journalistic nous and uncovers a story of mind-boggling duplicity and manipulation. She also finds she is not alone; that the world is full of smart, sassy women who have suffered the attentions of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies, men with dangerously adept abilities to deceive. In this brilliantly acute and broad-ranging book, Wood, an award-winning writer and journalist, has written a riveting, important account of contemporary love, and the resilience of those who have witnessed its darkest sides." --Back cover.

Related Subjects

Interpersonal relations.
Man-woman relationships.
Narcissism.
Manipulative behavior.
Psychological abuse.
Anxiety in women.

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ISBN:

9780143792208 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Wood, Stephanie,

Title:

Fake : a startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies / Stephanie Wood.

Publication Info:

[North Sydney, New South Wales] : Vintage, an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

339 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Interpersonal relations.

Subject term:

Man-woman relationships.

Subject term:

Narcissism.

Subject term:

Manipulative behavior.

Subject term:

Psychological abuse.

Subject term:

Anxiety in women.

Genre index term:

Biographies.

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