Episode 184 – Abby Ellin wrote “Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married”
Abby Ellin is an American author and journalist, she has written two books Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married. She holds a BS in Communications from Ithaca College, an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. As well as a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. She also writes regularly for The New York Times, and has contributed to Time, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast, amongst other publications..
Abby Ellin on writing Duped
Her book Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married was published in January 2019. The book is based on her relationship with a man she identifies as The Commander, an ex–Navy Seal who falsely claimed to be the high-level CIA operative mastermind. The book expanded on “The Drama of Deception,” a cover story Ellin had written for Psychology Today in 2015.
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