New PDF release: Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies

By Dave Cicirelli

ISBN-10: 1402273789

ISBN-13: 9781402273780

This hilarious, irreverent, and profoundly sincere memoir explores our cultural obsession with social media and dares to invite: who's the true "you" and what's the tale you inform others?

At age 26, Dave Cicirelli came across himself at a crossroads. whereas his buddies on fb seemed to have lives of nonstop accomplishments, his early maturity felt disappointingly regimen. So one October morning, Dave introduced on fb that he was once losing every thing and heading west. Many proposal him brave--or crazy.

No one guessed he was once lying.

"Fake Dave" trigger on a wild experience, toilet-papering an Amish horse and buggy, freight-hopping with a farmer's daughter, and being abducted by means of a non secular cult. however the on-line prank speedy turned a social scan. humans started connecting over his trip, and a few have been encouraged to alter their very own lives. yet as pretend Dave's attractiveness grew, the genuine Dave turned more and more remoted, suffering from the consequences of his secret.

Clever, humorous, and unusually candid, FAKEBOOK is a real memoir of our electronic age. It explores what the previous rules of attractiveness and relationships suggest in our new global of continuing connection and finally asks: How do you draw the road among your digital self and who you actually are? and will you find your self on a trip that by no means took place?

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This business was enormously productive. He changed the name of the mill to Igualdad. The Ramírez de Arellano family came from the village of Arellano, near the city of Estela in Old Castile. In the 1970s I traveled to Castile to find the family home. It had the family crest, three rivers of silver on a field of blue, chiseled above the entrance to the garden as well as a tower made of stone in one of the corners of the house. Supposedly the tower was built for a sentry during the war against the Moors.

The documents and the order for Estéfano’s incarceration are stored in Ponce’s city hall. Estéfano Bártoli served seven years in prison. No one really knows the truth of what happened, and the secret remained with the family. Rosario Ferré 35 Estéfano died in 1904. He is buried in the cemetery of the town of Yauco, in the pantheon of don Domingo Mariani. Estéfano Bártoli had five children: Alfonsa, Estéfana, Josefa (my grandmother whom they called Pepé), María, Pompeyo, and a second son who died of epilepsy and whose name I do not remember.

It was a large house with two floors, but everyone lived on the second floor. When friends and relatives visited the house, they climbed up to the second floor and did not need to go back down until they were ready to leave. For thirty-five years the family spent Christmas Eve in Guanajibo. At that time we were a clan of sixty plus people. But Guanajibo had room enough so that family members could spend that night in the house. We celebrated the occasion with a grand banquet similar to the one described by Ingmar Bergman in Fanny and Alexander, a film that profoundly affected me.

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