Shirley Hornstein: An Honest Apology


For as long as I can remember, I have been lying. From the simple white lies, to the “if-I-say-this-I’ll-get-what-I-want” lies, and the this-could-have-serious-consequences lies, I’ve told them (probably even to you). In fact, I have spent the last 26 years (or, my entire life) lying to, deceiving…

Last year TechCrunch exposed Shirley Hornstein for being a pathological liar who tricked and deceived dozens upon dozens of people in Silicon Valley into thinking that she was a well-connected tech ninja, even going so far as to Photoshop herself into photos with celebrities. Last week, Shirley posted her public apology on her Tumblr, detailing how her rampant insecurities fueled her chronic lying problem and how it all spun out of control so that she was creating new lies to maintain the appearance of old ones (see above). 

Hey Jodie, sound familiar? Because reading her apology just reminded me of how you stole my Facebook status about getting mugged and posted it to your own Facebook just for the glory

Surprise! I haven’t forgotten about you.