They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, and cheat. They may be irresistibly charming and accomplished. But narcissists are empty. No one knows exactly what everyone else is full of-some kind of a soul, or personhood-but whatever it is, narcissists do not have it. Or maybe they're too full of themselves; experts disagree. But one thing is for sure: They don't have empathy. And we do. A philosophical, poetic, and quietly funny inquiry into the narcissism "epidemic," The Selfishness of Others accounts for how a rare clinical diagnosis became a favorite complaint about our friends, lovers, family members, politicians, and the whole millennial generation. Writing with equal parts skepticism and compassion, the essayist Kristin Dombek finds in the concept of narcissism our deepest fears about love, gender, new technologies, and the nature of the self. A meditation on the troubling problem exploited by the online self-help Book jacket.
The Selfishness of Others
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism
Education & Reference