Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World
On Sale: September 9, 2014
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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
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
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
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