The Narcissist You Know


Atlantic Monthly writer and psychotherapist Dr. Joseph Burgo's THE NARCISSIST YOU KNOW will do for narcissism what Martha Stout's THE SOCIOPATH NEXT DOOR did for sociopathy, using narrative case studies from everyday people and celebrities to illuminate how as many as 1 in 20 people around us demonstrate a dangerously high sense of self-regard that wreaks havoc upon our lives, helping readers learn how to spot these harmful narcissists, defuse them, and coexist with them (without going crazy).


North American publisher: Touchstone

Foreign rights sold: Simplified Chinese to Beijing Mediahouse

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