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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:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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