To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man's Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie.

Front Cover
Crown Publishing Group, May 3, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
Would I Lie to You? Not This Year. 
Veteran author and speaker Phil Callaway is no stranger to daunting challenges. He has been laughed at—repeatedly—by large crowds of people from Halifax to Hong Kong. He fathered three children in three years, spent much of last year on airplanes built by the lowest bidder, and flipped an out-of-control ATV, which doesn’t mean he sold it for a profit. So who better than Phil Callaway to boldly accept a challenge that would make the average person run and hide?
Phil promised to tell the truth for an entire year, and he wasn’t joking. Twelve months later, his journal was crammed with successes, near-successes, and outright failures. During his year-long experiment with veracity, he made a disastrous financial investment, fielded hundreds of intrusive questions from friends and strangers, attended a thirty-year class reunion, and waded into possibly the most revealing—and hilarious—situations he has ever documented.
Find out what happens when a follower of Jesus does his level best to always tell the truth. There is no doubt you’ll be entertained. But don’t be surprised if you are left with a question: how might your life be changed if you sold out to the truth—with no exceptions?

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Refreshingly Funny

User Review  - ruthhill74 -

I have to admit that I found this book quite refreshing and funny. Imagine challenging yourself to not tell a lie for an entire year. Talk about your hard things to do! We tell so many lies, and isn't ... Read full review

Humor Lite!

User Review  - Tallyrich -

I'm a big fan of humor and have a broad taste, but "To Be Perfectly Honest" kind of drones on. The concept of the book is very good and potentially very funny. However it is written in a journal ... Read full review


Prologue The Truth Dare
Starting Blocks
The Lost Art of Confrontation
How to Tell the Truth and Still Have a Place to Sleep
With Friends Like These
A Wretch Like Me
Looking fora Sign
Angels for Christmas
A Thawing Outside and In
My Judgment Day
Up and Away
Insomnia Mormons and More Angels
Safe at Home
Life After the Truth Experiment
Discussion Questions Talking About Telling the Truth

Chasing Money Chasing Grace

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Phil Callaway is an award-winning author known worldwide for his humorous yet perceptive look at life. He is president of Laugh and Learn, Inc., and the author of twenty books, including Laughing Matters and Family Squeeze. Callaway is a wildly popular speaker who keeps being asked to appear at churches, couples’ nights out, healthcare conventions, and corporate events. He also is a repeat guest on national radio and television shows. Phil and his wife, Ramona, have three grown children.

Bibliographic information