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The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - in Your World

The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed - in Your World

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
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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, businesspeople, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger in his provocative book about this insidious disorder.

With insight and wit, Kluger explains the surprising new research into narcissism and the insights that research is yielding. 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 narcissists ; and how to neutralize narcissism's effects before it's too late.

As a writer and editor atTime, 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.

'Narcissists can be captivating people, and The Narcissist Next Door is a captivating book: meticulously researched, written with verve, and spiced with irresistible examples from the headlines and everyday life.' Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and the author of How the Mind Works and The Sense of Style

'We are surrounded by narcissists and from afar, they are often easy to like. They are famous entertainers, successful business people and politicians. The charm wears off quickly, though, if they get too close - your neighbors, friends or your own family. The brilliant Jeffrey Kluger, one of our country's most admired science writers, has written a book that taught me a great deal, made me laugh out loud on a quiet airplane ride, and forced me to be introspective about myself and the people I love. Kluger gives a lot of himself in this book, deftly weaving cutting-edge science with poignant personal stories that are astonishingly candid, and at times very familiar. At the risk of sounding...... well, narcissistic, I of course wondered if I fit any of the criteria. Chances are you are wondering the same thing. So open the book and find out.' Dr. Sanjay Gupta

' This well-researched and entertaining study of the syndrome du jour pulls in figures as varied as Lance Armstrong, Kim Kardashian, Jayson Blair, and Steve Jobs. It also names 'exploitativeness' and 'entitlement' as two of the narcissist's calling cards.' Slate

'This thoroughly engrossing book contains a plethora of information...... anyone interested in psychology will find it an invaluable resource.' Library Journal (starred review)

'Informative and engaging, Kluger's account provides some effective tools for dealing with potential narcissists.' Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Narcissists can be captivating people, and"The Narcissist Next Door"is a captivating book: meticulously researched, written with verve, and spiced with irresistible examples from the headlines and everyday life. Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and the author of"How the Mind Works"and"The Sense of Style " We are surrounded by narcissists and from afar, they are often easy to like. They are famous entertainers, successful business people and politicians. The charm wears off quickly, though, if they get too close your neighbors, friends or your own family. The brilliant Jeffrey Kluger, one of our country s most admired science writers, has written a book that taught me a great deal, made me laugh out loud on a quiet airplane ride, and forced me to be introspective about myself and the people I love. Kluger gives a lot of himself in this book, deftly weaving cutting-edge science with poignant personal stories that are astonishingly candid, and at times very familiar. At the risk of sounding well, narcissistic, I of course wondered if I fit any of the criteria. Chances are you are wondering the same thing. So open the book and find out. Dr. Sanjay Gupta [This] well-researched and entertaining study of the syndrome du jour pulls in figures as varied as Lance Armstrong, Kim Kardashian, Jayson Blair, and Steve Jobs. It also names 'exploitativeness' and entitlement as two of the narcissist s calling cards. "Slate " This thoroughly engrossing book contains a plethora of information anyone interested in psychology will find it an invaluable resource. "Library Journal"(starred review) Informative and engaging, Kluger s account provides some effective tools for dealing with potential narcissists. "Publishers Weekly""

Author description

Jeffrey Klugeris a senior editor and writer at"Time." He is a coauthor of the bestseller"Apollo 13"and the author of"The Sibling Effect," "Simplexity," "Splendid Solution," "Moon Hunters," and two novels for young adults. Kluger lives in New York City with his wife and daughters."

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General Fields

  • : 9781594633911
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
  • : September 2015
  • : United States
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : en
  • : 616.85854
  • : 288
  • : Jeffrey Kluger
  • : Paperback