The Narcissist Next Door

Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World
Author(s): Jeffrey Kluger
Original Publish Date: Sep 09, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100080320
Released: Sep 09, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553544688
Narrator/s: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder. With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissism; and how to neutralize its effects before it's too late. As a Time writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science's new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully.

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Author(s): Jeffrey Kluger
Product Number EB00398078
Released: Sep 09, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780698170513

Professional reviews

"Veteran journalist KlugerOs exploration of Othe epidemic of narcissismO as a personality disorder in our society covers a lot of territoryNfrom Donald Trump to Eric Harris to fanatical sports fans and even to those who receive elementary school participation awards. Kluger delivers his own audiobook, a risky proposition and one Kluger avoided with his other audiobooks. Happily, he has a clear, deep voice and a consistent pace. But heOs inclined to monotone. Kluger also pops up quite often in his own narrative. Whether by inserting so much of himself into this performance he is making a sly point about narcissism or has fallen prey to his own subject, one must decide for oneself. This is an informative listen. F.C."

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