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Author: Jeffrey Kluger Narrator: Jeffrey Kluger Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780698179639

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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. 

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  • “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, New York Times bestselling author of The Sense of Style
  • “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, neurosurgeon, CNN, host, and New York Times bestselling author of Monday Mornings
  • "’Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no reason to change.’ Those words were spoken by a self-affirmed narcissist, but unfortunately the vast majority of others who share his condition cannot claim to have Frank Lloyd Wright’s talents. In fact, as Time editor Jeffrey Kluger demonstrates in this fascinating book, narcissistic personality disorder afflicts both its possessors and those who surround them. As its title suggests, people with this condition are far more common than they would admit or others suspect. Editor’s recommendation.”

    - Barnes&, editorial review
  • “[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)
  • “Time magazine editor Kluger analyzes narcissistic personality disorder from a scientific and social perspective to help readers identify and understand narcissists in their lives…In addition to being informative and engaging, Kluger’s account provides some effective tools for dealing with potential narcissists.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Time editor at large Kluger reveals recent scientific findings and age-old chestnuts about every possible breed of narcissis…An entertaining book of popular psychology.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Veteran journalist Kluger’s exploration of ‘the epidemic of narcissism’ as a personality disorder in our society covers a lot of territory—from Donald Trump to Eric Harris to fanatical sports fans and even to those who receive elementary school participation awards. Kluger delivers his own audiobook, a risky proposition and one Kluger avoided with his other audiobooks. Happily, he has a clear, deep voice and a consistent pace…This is an informative listen.”

    - AudioFile


  • A Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation

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About the Author

Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor and writer for Time magazine. With astronaut Jim Lovell, he wrote Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, on which the 1995 movie Apollo 13 was based. His other books include the critically acclaimed Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio. Kluger lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.