Narcissism - an inflated view of the self - is everywhere. Public figures say it's what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say "Princess". Teenagers and young adults hone it on Facebook, and celebrity newsmakers have elevated it to an art form. And it's what's making people depressed, lonely, and buried under piles of debt. Dr. Jean M. Twenge focuses on the pernicious spread of narcissism in today's culture, which has repercussions for every age group and class. Dr. Twenge joins forces with Dr. W. Keith Campbell, a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, to explore this new plague. Together, they provide an eye-opening exposition of the alarming rise of narcissism and its catastrophic effects at every level of society.
"Filled with important, disturbing research detailing the alarming cultural spread of narcissism today." ---Karyl McBride, Ph.D., author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough?
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I was very disappointed by this audiobook. It was like listening to a broken record for hours on end. On occasion, I even checked the table of contents to make sure I was not listening to the same chapter a second time. I kept on going only because I wanted to hear some concrete suggestions for addressing the problem of narcissism in our society. Unfortunately, I was let down again. After 12 hours and 25 minutes of listening, I learned absolutely nothing. The way the authors talk about themselves sounds pretty narcissistic at times, and they are often condescending, too, which is not attractive. There is no balance here. Top it off with a sappy narration, and you have a terrible listening experience.
- Kathleen B.