There Is No Ethan : How Three Women Caught America's Biggest Catfish
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New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2024.
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9781538742198 : (hardcover)
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292 pages ; 24 cm
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Kilton Public Library - Nonfiction (New)
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Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2024.
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Book
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English
ISBN
9781538742198 : (hardcover)

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Part memoir, part explosive window into the mind of a catfish, a thrilling personal account of three women coming face-to-face with an internet predator and teaming up to expose them. In 2011, three successful and highly educated women fell head over heels for the brilliant and charming Ethan Schuman. Unbeknownst to the others, each exchanged countless messages with Ethan, staying up late into the evenings to deepen their connections with this seemingly perfect man. His detailed excuses about broken webcams and complicated international calling plans seemed believable, as did last minute trip cancellations. After all, why would he lie? Ethan wasn't after money - he never convinced his marks to shell out thousands of dollars for some imagined crisis. Rather, he ensnared these women in a web of intense emotional intimacy. After the trio independently began to question inconsistencies in their new flame's stories, they managed to find one another and uncover a greater deception than they could've ever imagined. As Anna Akbari and the women untangled their catish's web, they found dozens of other victims and realized that without a proper crime, there was no legal reason for "Ethan" to ever stop. THERE IS NO ETHAN catalogues Akbari's experience as both victim and observer. By looking at the bigger picture of where these stories unfold - a world where technology mediates our relationships; where words and images are easily manipulated; and where truth, reality, and identity have become slippery terms - Akbari gives a page-turning and riveting examination of why stories like Ethan's matter for us all.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Akbari, A. (2024). There Is No Ethan: How Three Women Caught America's Biggest Catfish . Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Akbari, Anna. 2024. There Is No Ethan: How Three Women Caught America's Biggest Catfish. Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Akbari, Anna. There Is No Ethan: How Three Women Caught America's Biggest Catfish Grand Central Publishing, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Akbari, Anna. There Is No Ethan: How Three Women Caught America's Biggest Catfish Grand Central Publishing, 2024.

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