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Would I Lie to You?

The Amazing Power of Being Honest in a World That Lies

Judi Ketteler


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Digital Audiobook (12/30/2019)
Hardcover (12/31/2019)


What would it mean to commit to unconditional honesty and what impact might that have on our lives?

Inspired by her popular New York Times article, "How Honesty Could Make You Happier," award-winning journalist Judi Ketteler takes a deep dive into the hard truths about honesty, from the personal to the political...

We're incensed by politicians who lie and corporations that cheat, but when it comes to our own honesty choices, we often barely notice. So, what happens when we do notice? Judi Ketteler thought of herself as an honest person. And yet, she knew it wasn't the whole story...

How often was Judi engaging in the same dishonest behavior she was condemning in others? To answer that question, she started her "Honesty Journal," and set out to confront her perennial fear of speaking the truth in a range of situations--including with friends, her kids, and even inside her complicated marriage. The result is a timely consideration of the joys and pains of truth in a world that seems committed to lying.

Citadel, 9780806540092, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2021

About the Author

Judi Ketteler is an award-winning journalist who has written for dozens of publications such as The New York Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Runner's World, Self, Women's Health, and many others. In addition, she works as a brand storyteller, strategizing with businesses to figure out how to best craft and deliver their message, from Websites and videos to speeches and books. She has worked with brands such as Ethicon Endo-Surgery, American Heart Association, Cleveland Clinic, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, ASICS, Origami Owl Jewelry, and Petco. She lives with her husband and children in Cincinnati, Ohio and can be found online at