"Catch Me If You Can" is the movie and book written about the life of Frank Abagnale, who for years went through life pretending to be something he was not.
Some time ago I wrote how often I'm approached by folks trying to inflate their feelings of self-worth by claiming to be Viet Nam Veterans, then get uncomfortable when questioned about details of their VN experiences. It still happens often enough to surprise me.
I hadn't heard about the incident Frank Martin illuminates, but reading his words reminds me I have much to learn about expressing myself.
... A good piece of writing and worth your time.