The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age

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$17.99  $16.55
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Touchstone Books
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272
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5.7 X 0.9 X 8.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
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9781476785691

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About the Author

JOSEPH BURGO, PH.D. has been practicing psychotherapy for more than 35 years. His articles and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and other major publications. He also writes a blog on the topic of shame for Psychology Today and covers personal development issues from a psychodynamic perspective on his personal website, After Psychotherapy. He is the author of Why Do I Do That? and mostly recently, The Narcissist You Know.

Reviews

"Joseph Burgo helpsus recognize the variety of ways narcissism can look. By unveiling the earlypain and trauma behind these extreme defenses, he not only gives us a way tomake sense of these vexing and often cruel behaviors but to feel somecompassion for those who, out of desperation, resort to them. A clear anduseful guide to navigating the Extreme Narcissists in your life."--Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC "author of The Emotionally Absent Mother and Healing From Trauma "
"Joseph Burgo helps us recognize the variety of ways narcissism can look. By unveiling the early pain and trauma behind these extreme defenses, he not only gives us a way to make sense of these vexing and often cruel behaviors but to feel some compassion for those who, out of desperation, resort to them. A clear and useful guide to navigating the Extreme Narcissists in your life."--Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC "author of The Emotionally Absent Mother and Healing From Trauma "
"A terrific book! Dr. Burgo has written an extremely readable and clear exploration of Extreme Narcissists. He presents effective strategies for protecting your emotional well-being and your self-worth from their bewildering and often destructive behavior. I highly recommend this timely and important book."--Susan Forward, PhD "author of Toxic Parents and Mothers Who Can t Love ""
"Dr. Burgo explores the many faces of narcissistic personality, among the least studied and understood of psychiatric conditions. In layman's language he describes various sub types of narcissism, venturing past the usual stereotypes of unsympathetic and unlikable grandiosity. Dr. Burgo presents guidance in dealing with 'the narcissist you know.'"--Jerold J. Kreisman, MD "co-author of I Hate You, Don t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality ""
"Engaging and spot on! Joseph Burgo explains the many faces of Extreme Narcissism and what you need to know to stay out of trouble."--Sandy Hotchkiss, LCSW "author of Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism "
"Aninteresting and insightful book on a problem that confuses and frustratesalmost everyone: narcissists and narcissistic personality disorder. As theworld catches on to the importance of dealing with narcissists effectively, this book will be one of the primers. It describes a wide range of theirdysfunctional dynamics, as well as revealing many of their childhood traumas. Dr.Burgo has provided an important blend of wariness and empathy -- both fornarcissists and for those who know them all too well."--Bill Eddy "co-author of It's All Your Fault at Work: Managing Narcissists and Other High-Conflict People "
"A smart, fresh, andinvaluable guide to the types of narcissists and their behaviors, as wellas life- and soul-saving advice on how to deal with them or fend themoff."--Peg Streep "author of Mean Mothers "
"Freshinsight into the troubling narcissism epidemic, providing us with signs to helpus recognize and disarm 'the narcissist we know.' A fascinating, timely bookby a leading expert who offers a real guide to dealing with self-absorbedindividuals in our 'all-about-me' culture. Highly recommended!"--Michele Borba, PhD "author of UnSelfie "