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Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism

Book cover for "Fragile Bully"

Even before Donald Trump entered America’s highest office, an international survey revealed that narcissism is part of the assumed “national character” of Americans. While only a small number actually meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, those exploitive few have a way of gaining center stage in our culture.

"Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair with Narcissism in the Age of Trump" looks at the real problem of narcissism. We see past the solo act to the vicious circles that arise in relationships with a fragile bully, and how patterns like this generate both power and self-destruction.

Dr. Laurie Helgoe is an author, educator, and clinical psychologist with a special interest in the interactions between personality and culture. She is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Ross University School of Medicine.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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