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I was alone, on the verge of bankruptcy,
with a daughter in college and a deadbeat husband
who I finally got the guts to throw out the door.
I worked at Random House right out of college
for three years before I quit to raise Caitlin,
My mom passed away that year,
and my daughter needed me.
When I was ready to go back to work,
no one would give me a chance... literally nobody.
Maggie had this crazy idea that I lie about my age
on my resume.
I was so desperate, I was ready to try anything.
There were so many times that I wanted to tell you,
but then we started Millennial,
and I knew you needed me to be the person
you believed I was.
Sometimes I believed it myself.
I know it was selfish, but the longer it went on,
the harder it became to tell you the truth.
Why even tell me now?
Because I couldn't keep deceiving
the people I love most.
And, Kelsey, next to my own daughter,
you're the most precious thing in the world to me.
I feel like I'm in
an episode of "Black Mirror" Or something.
I think that's all I can deal with for one night.
We can talk more tomorrow. Yeah. We can keep talking
for as long as you like.
Uh...take my room.
I'll sleep with Maggie.
Good night. Night.
They'll probably fire me.
I just hope they don't sue me.
You know what? Let 'em try.
It's not like I have anything to lose.
You know, I don't know why you suddenly
feel the need to unburden yourself to everyone,
starting with Kelsey.
You're not doing her any favors. - I can't keep lying
to the people I love, even if it means
they're not gonna like me very much anymore.
Sometimes lying to the people you love best
is the most loving thing you can do.
You sound like a twisted fortune cookie.
I accept that.
I gotta get Kelsey up for work.
We're gonna be late for the morning meeting.
Kelsey, we should start thinking about
heading to the office.
Good morning. Morning.
Oh, good, you're here.
Of course. Where else would I be?
Well, you kinda disappeared last night.
I was worried about you.
What can I help you with?
Kelsey, we have to talk.
I'm not gonna burden you with this secret.
Right now, I'm more concerned
about how this happened.
You bought that stupid labradoodle book
behind my back.
Emily Burns did some digging.
She found out about my real age,
threatened to write a story about me in "EW"
unless we published her book. I begged you
not to buy that book. I know.
I was just trying to protect...
Yourself. Oh, I'm so sorry
to interrupt your morning gossip,
but Marylynne Keller, the famous Washington spin doctor,
is waiting for us in the conference room
to pitch her new book. She has to leave in ten minutes
to be on "Hardball" With Chris Matthews, so let's move.
The title of my book...
"It's True Because I'm Shouting It:
Confessions of a Washington Spin Doctor."
Because after 20 years behind the scenes
of shaping policy and perception,
I'm ready to take a good, long leak.
I'm ready to take you through the stories
of how I shaped the narrative, from making people believe
that George W. Bush just loved to
"Clear brush on his ranch"
to the universal perception that Michelle Obama
is a down-to-earth fashion plate.
Well, isn't she? Well, if you think so,
then it must be true.
But how...did that happen?
Because she managed to be
both down to earth and glamorous?
And who would disagree with you?
Nobody. You say something loud,
you say it often, then when people contradict you,
they sound like defensive babies.
And bottom line: Truth...
is a four-letter word.
Uh, actually, truth is a five-letter word.
Not the way I spell it.
It's important not to confuse the truth
with the facts, and vice versa.
I'm not sure I... see the difference.
The reality is a fact is a factotum.
And according to Webster's,
a factotum is a "Jack of all trades,"
certainly not something to trust or rely on.
Those are two completely different words.
You're a very attractive woman.
And I love that necklace.
And I don't care if you are transgender.
Uh...I'm not, um...
Either way, I don't care.
The fact of your gender identity
is irrelevant to me. - I'm a woman.
And I applaud that.
Marylynne, thank you so much for meeting with us.
Oh, the pleasure was mine.
Thank you. So much. Thank you.
Oh, you're welcome.
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