The Narcissist Next Door

The Narcissist Next Door

Understanding the Monster in your Family, in your Office, in your Bed--in your World

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Penguin Putnam
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 narcissistprobably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulatethe 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.


Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
"A lively and perceptive exploration of narcissism that examines its causes, the science and psychology at its core, and the opportunities and challenges it presents to those who suffer from it (and those who contend with it in others)"--

Baker
& Taylor

"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."--
An award-winning Time senior writer outlines provocative advice on how to recognize narcissist personality disorder in other people while sharing counsel on how to protect oneself from the condition's destructive cycles. By the author of The Sibling Effect. 40,000 first printing.
Outlines provocative advice on how to recognize narcissistic personality disorder in other people while sharing counsel on how to protect oneself from the condition's destructive cycles.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014
ISBN: 9781594486364
1594486360
Branch Call Number: 616.85854 K714n
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 24 cm

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abcDena
Jun 23, 2016

Astoundingly bad! Jeffrey Kluger goes off on one tangent after another, talks way too much about celebrities he deems to be narcissists, and doesn't seem to tie up his thoughts into anything approaching a thesis. If you're picking this up to learn about narcissists/narcissistic personality disorder, you'll be bored and disappointed.

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chgarland
Mar 09, 2015

A joint review of "The Global War on Morris" by Steve Israel and "The Narcissist Next Door" by Jeffrey Kluger.

Steve Israel is a Democrat. Jeffrey Kluger is a Democrat. Know how I can tell? It's ruined the eyesight of both men.

Israel wrote a novel that had the potential to be funny although, really, part of funny is making fun of people and you can't do that if you're a lefty because it will make you a something-ist before you can say spit. Too bad Israel hates Dick Cheney with a burning and fiery passion and apparently doesn't realize Cheney has been out of office for six years, because Dick Cheney turned Steve Israel into a crank. Or rather Israel's hatred of Cheney ruined what should have been an entertaining book.

Then we have Kluger. Kluger's book starts off explaining what a narcissist is by giving some examples. He starts off with Donald Trump. OK, Trump has been known to behave narcissistically. Does he meet the criteria in the DSM for Narcissistic Personality Disorder? I have no idea.

But Kluger's second example of a narcissist is Ted Cruz because of Cruz's filibuster. And Kluger's third example is a congressman, a Republican because Kluger said he voted "for " the government shutdown and horror of horrors, kept 800,000 government workers from going to work, not that anyone noticed. Anyway, the problem with this congresscritter was that he was of the opinion that no respect was being shown to his side of the aisle and that makes him a diagnosable narcissist.

What makes Kluger's notions so unbearably stupid is, sitting in the Oval Office since 2009 we have had the worst case of narcissistic personality disorder that high office has ever seen, and that includes Woodrow Wilson who was very nearly convinced of his own godhood. But somehow Kluger can only find Republican examples of narcissism, just as the bad guys in Israel's book are Republicans because, of course, no Democrat ever voted to go to war in 2003.

Seriously, if a lefty is going to try to be entertaining or try to impart knowledge, just give it up now because apparently, you all aren't capable of thinking past your prejudices and you just end up wasting everyone's time.

Both books have gone on my "Started and never to be finished" list.

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