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The Lies I Told Myself


In a modern coming-of-age memoir, Emma Foster leaves her small hometown in Montana to follow her dream to make it as a model. Along the way, she faces murder and unstable relationships.


When Emma Forster moved away, she imagined stepping into a glamorous lifestyle. Ready to forget her troubling past and find true happiness, she tries to make it as a model, but instead of succeeding, she becomes financially and emotionally unstable.

Life becomes thrown into further turmoil when Emma’s Momma, a second mother to her, meets a sudden tragic end. After Momma’s murder, Emma finds herself coping with many unhealthy mechanisms and turning to unhealthy people.

In her moving memoir, Emma recalls navigating shady friendships and relationships, including a two-year-long physically and emotionally abusive “romance.” Her saving grace turns out to be motherhood. After becoming pregnant with her son, Emma learns to slow down and find herself and her values and overcome toxic habits.

The Lies I Told Myself is a story of a young woman leaving home to find happiness but eventually discovering that happiness could only be found inside her.

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