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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (354 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Drew Pinsky Narrator: Dr. Drew Pinsky Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Reality TV. Celebutantes. YouTube. Sex Tapes. Gossip Blogs. Drunk Driving. Tabloids. Drug Overdoses. Is this entertainment? Why do we keep watching? What does it mean for our kids? In the last decade, the face of entertainment has changed radically - and dangerously, as addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and business and entertainment expert Dr. S. Mark Young argue in this eye-opening new book.

The host of VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and of the long-running radio show Loveline, Pinsky recently teamed with Young to conduct the first-ever study of narcissism among celebrities. In the process, they discovered that a high proportion of stars suffer from traits associated with clinical narcissism - including vanity, exhibitionism, entitlement, exploitativeness, self-sufficiency, authority, and superiority. Now, in The Mirror Effect, they explore how these stars, and the media, are modeling such behavior for public consumption - and how the rest of us, especially young people, are mirroring these dangerous traits in our own behavior. And it explores how YouTube, online social networks, and personal blogs offer the temptations and dangers of instant celebrity to the most vulnerable among us.

Informed and provocative, with the warm and empathetic perspective that has won Dr. Drew Pinsky legions of fans, The Mirror Effect raises important questions about our changing culture - and provides insights for parents, young people, and anyone who wonders what celebrity culture is doing to America. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/13/2014

    " An insightful and fantastically written journey into celebrity and non-celebrity narcissism, how it's fostered and how to recognize it. Dr. Drew's books are so compelling and not condescending, which they could certainly become. He respects the subjects of his books and stories as well as the reader to give a pleasant, readable, educational experience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 2/5/2014

    " An interesting commentary on the rise/encouragement of narcissism in the world of entertainment "nooz" and reality TV, and raises some interesting questions about how this is affecting culture and in particular the developing minds of children and teenagers. Interesting ideas, somewhat unnecessarily lengthy and repetitive to this reader's ear, but really appreciative of the respectful tone Dr. Pinsky takes when discussing the celebrity starlets' flaming tumbles from destructive grace under the gleeful leering gaze of a venomous public. Like the ideas, but thought the material was somehow like a lengthy article rather than a satisfactory depth in a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/30/2014

    " I think the topic in this book is fascinating - showing just how sick the celebrity obsession is for them and for our society. I thought the book was a little long and tedious. It could have been shorter and given better/more in-depth examples. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara Averick | 1/25/2014

    " Dr. drew- absurd, right?!? Well, turns out he knows a thing or two about personality and social psychology- fascinating book whose ideas are reflected (pun intended) in the world every day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/20/2014

    " I thought this book was pretty good. It was a bit redundant at times, but informative. I think this book should be read by celebrity obsessed individuals, those who invest hours watching reality television, and parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer Derrick | 12/17/2013

    " I REALLY enjoyed this book. At first look, I thought, interesting but superficial. The longer I read, the deeper it went. Not only does Dr. Drew analyze celebrity narcissism but also our own. He explains why, how, and what next. I especially love the summary at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.E. | 12/5/2013

    " He's on his soapbox but makes very good points and explains clearly the psychology of narcissism, and how it can affect youth. Very readable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jen8998 | 11/19/2013

    " Gossipy book purports to be a serious look at a superficial and materialistic celebrity culture. There are better books out there on the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbi Taniguchi | 11/1/2013

    " A topic worth perusing, though this might not be the best volume out there on the topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denisse | 9/13/2013

    " Very very good. Really makes you think about why celebrities do what they do and how we are so hungry for celebrity gossip. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Foley | 7/3/2013

    " So far this is a VERY fascinating book. Any parent should read this book as it is a very eye-opening analysis of the concept of celebrity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 6/12/2013

    " Really, really good analysis and very thought provoking in today's hollywood-soaked culture. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Drennan | 5/19/2013

    " A chilling and thorough look at the effect celebrity worship has on our culture and our personalities. Although a bit to clinical in places, still an excellent read. Gave me some good insights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/9/2013

    " If the number of references I make to a book while reading it is any indication of my enjoyment, I may have had a crush on this book. I love dr drew. The book was an easy read and interesting. 4 stars may be a little high - I give it 3.5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brit Gray | 4/27/2013

    " It's been a while, so I need to reread this for a better/more accurate rating... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 2/8/2013

    " Very insightful and interesting. Makes me a little ashamed whenever I cave in to the temptation to open a celeb gossip website. After reading this book, I hope to be more conscious of what I am letting into my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvonne | 11/12/2012

    " great commentary on how the fixation with celebrity, fueled by a paparazzi culture, creates unrealistic expectations in people and how they define acceptable limits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 6/7/2012

    " An interesting arguement and one with a lot of validity, but I had a hard time getting past the fact that he was trying to defend his reality shows while blaming others. There was more than a little creative logic in that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 4/25/2012

    " I've become fascinated with the narcissism afflicting our culture - from the sense of entitlement to run red lights to the bane of reality TV. This accessible work was surprisingly insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 1/27/2012

    " Fantastic book, backed up with research data, that examines the enormous amount of narcissism in today's society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nsalmon | 5/17/2011

    " interesting read......pretty amazing how much teens and others are influenced by celebrities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.E. | 3/28/2011

    " He's on his soapbox but makes very good points and explains clearly the psychology of narcissism, and how it can affect youth. Very readable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 1/25/2011

    " I find myself hating some of the dialogue...sounds forced and a little corny but that didn't stop me from turning each page like I was opening a Christmas present!
    I think my favourite book is still Twilight but this one wrapped things up nicely! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/17/2011

    " I thought this book was pretty good. It was a bit redundant at times, but informative. I think this book should be read by celebrity obsessed individuals, those who invest hours watching reality television, and parents.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/11/2010

    " Couldn't quite get over his hipocracy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 7/21/2010

    " I REALLY enjoyed this book. At first look, I thought, interesting but superficial. The longer I read, the deeper it went. Not only does Dr. Drew analyze celebrity narcissism but also our own. He explains why, how, and what next. I especially love the summary at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 5/4/2010

    " Very insightful and interesting. Makes me a little ashamed whenever I cave in to the temptation to open a celeb gossip website. After reading this book, I hope to be more conscious of what I am letting into my life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jen8998 | 3/21/2010

    " Gossipy book purports to be a serious look at a superficial and materialistic celebrity culture. There are better books out there on the subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 3/5/2010

    " If the number of references I make to a book while reading it is any indication of my enjoyment, I may have had a crush on this book. I love dr drew. The book was an easy read and interesting. 4 stars may be a little high - I give it 3.5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 3/1/2010

    " I've become fascinated with the narcissism afflicting our culture - from the sense of entitlement to run red lights to the bane of reality TV. This accessible work was surprisingly insightful. "

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