Coupon
The Narcissist Next Door : Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - In Your World
by Jeffrey Kluger


Overview - 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.
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $27.95
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 28 copies from $3.87
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Narcissist Next Door by Jeffrey Kluger
 
 
 
Overview
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."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781594486364
  • ISBN-10: 1594486360
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 277
  • Dimensions: 1 x 6.25 x 9.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Psychology > Personality
Books > Psychology > Interpersonal Relations

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Time magazine editor Kluger analyzes narcissistic personality disorder from a scientific and social perspective to help readers identify and understand narcissists in their lives. He outlines symptoms—including an “unquenchable thirst for admiration,” lack of empathy, and sense of entitlement—and the condition’s potential causes, whether hereditary or camouflage for secret self-loathing. In the workplace, the narcissist is described as an adept interviewer, “powerfully driven by the prospect of praise and recognition”; they rise quickly through company hierarchies even though they wreak havoc on subordinates, thanks to their charisma and skill at self-promotion. In relationships, they tend to cheat, find partners “expendable,” and may always be on the lookout to “trade-up.” A chapter on “tribal” narcissism explores the pitfalls of mob mentality, which can be seen in phenomena such as racism, war, and the slightly more benign arena of competitive sports. Kluger provides a wealth of (in)famous examples of the disorder, including Donald Trump’s “insatiable hunger to be the largest, loudest, most honkingly conspicuous presence in any room”; Charlie Sheen’s effusive confidence; and Sarah Palin’s frenzied desperation. Compelling studies investigate the elevated use of first-person pronouns in popular entertainment, narcissistic habits on Facebook profile pages, and a ranking of 39 U.S. presidents on a narcisissm scale. In addition to being informative and engaging, Kluger’s account provides some effective tools for dealing with potential narcissists. (Sept.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews