CABS: Liz Scheier
29 November 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, November 29 @ 7 PM via Zoom
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Scheier’s mother, Judith, was a single mother whose devotion crossed the line into obsession, and — when in the grips of the mental illness that plagued every day of her life — a violent and abusive liar whose hold on reality was shaky at best. On an uneventful afternoon when Scheier was eighteen, her mother told her two important things: one, she had been married for most of Scheier’s life to a man she’d never heard of, and two, the man she’d told Scheier was her father was entirely fictional. She’d made him up. Those two big lies were the start but not the end; it took dozens of smaller lies to support them, and by the time she was done, she had built a farcical, half-true life for the two of them.