My Personal Science Experiment: Lying in Search of the Truth

Updated: Aug 17, 2018

I’m Annie North, and I’ve spent most of my life wondering about people.

I call it my lifelong personal science experiment, and it includes things like:

-How do people relate to each other?

-Why do people worry so much about what other people think of them?

-Why are people afraid to be honest about their thoughts, feelings, and emotions?

You get the gist. I love finding out what makes people tick.

I was a stay-at-home mom of three living a pretty exclusive existence courtesy of my very successful husband when my marriage fell apart. By the time I registered the ensuing depression, it had all but consumed me. After some time in therapy, I set about coming back to life in such a way as to not recognize myself. After all, who wants to be recognized as the miserable mom who can’t be bothered to brush her hair or teeth? I knew I wanted to be a better me, but I wasn’t sure who that was anymore, so I made it up as I went along. I made up lots of stories, met lots of men, and reinvented myself with each, text by text. I never realized that telling so many lies would lead me to my own unshakeable truth: that everything I thought I knew about Love was wrong.

“Love, Adventure, Possibility and Opportunity.”

That was, and still is, my motto. But each word means different things to different people, and that discovery is the most interesting thing of all.

I hope you enjoy my book, Textual Healing: How a Cellphone Saved a Single, Sinking, Suburban Mom, and I’d love to hear from you!

All My Love,




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