Author Lawrence Lee's New Book 'Living With an Impostor' Discusses How Illness can Deconstruct a Relationship

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'Living With an Impostor' by Lawrence Lee chronicles journey of art, depression and dementia that came to define a couple’s life

Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44 and affects approximately 14.8 million American adults.

With 50 years of his own counseling and treatments of Clinical Depression, retired artist and author of Living With an Impostor, Lawrence Lee, paints his life story with articulate words and authenticity. Aiming to identify with others facing life’s hardships, Lee lends support and comfort.

Throughout the unvarnished biography, Lee reveals the depths of depression through the mind and hand of one depressed man. This straightforward narrative explains how a man’s melancholy life discovered joyous, yet soulful love. As the reader intrudes on this personal journey, they will connect how lives can both soar and be crushed, in an instant.

Along his expedition to live out the American Dream, Lee reveals his struggles to understand and cope when his wife is abruptly diagnosed with the most dreaded dementia of them all: Alzheimer's – a disease that 5.4 million Americans are living with today. While finding stability with depression, Lee is forced to face a wife who no longer remembers him, and everything, including a lifetime of savings, relationships and love, is lost with a marriage.

“We were living the American Dream,” said Lee. “Semi-retired on a Caribbean island and loving the sun and the sea until the day when a neurologist said to me, ‘Your wife has Alzheimer’s,’ and our dream was ripped to shreds. I thought I would be prepared for what came next. I thought I had the money. I thought I had answers, but I was very wrong.”

Living With an Impostor
By Lawrence Lee
ISBN: 978-1-4251-5319-9
Pages: 197
Price $12.95 for a signed copy only at
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About the author
Lawrence Lee graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s degree in teaching. He was a successful Southwestern painter for 25 years and now is semi-retired in Tucson, Arizona.
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