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WHY WE LIE examines the unexpected consequences of those who tell the truth about abuse and those who lie, and asks the question: is the truth always worth the cost?
Authored by former BigLaw litigator, two-year D.C. federal court clerk, Amy Impellizzeri’s WHY WE LIE exposes the core of the #metoo movement in the legal/political realm—where powerful men have long been given a pass on criminal behavior, and victims have been discounted even within their closest circles.
Rising star politician and lawyer, Jude Birch, is clearly keeping secrets about his past from his wife. Jude has been the bystander of a seemingly gang-related shooting, but as the secrets kept since law school unravel—with the help of a zealous news reporter and the Capitol Police—his wife realizes he might not have been an unintended victim after all. Meanwhile, she makes every effort to clamp down a past marked by abuse and lies, and even a false accusation that still haunts her.