Monday, September 22, 2014

Narcissism - To the Best of Our Knowledge

From NPR's To the Best of Our Knowledge, this week's show focuses on narcissism, including interviews with Jeffrey Kluger (The Narcissist Next Door), Elizabeth Lunbeck (The Americanization of Narcissism), and Sam Harris (Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion) - includes and extended interview with Harris about his new book.

Narcissism



09.21.2014 | TTBOOK

Nobody wants to be a narcissist -- a relentless, self-loving, self--promoter. But look at Facebook and Twitter. We talk about ourselves all the time on social media. Which raises the question -- Are we living in a Golden Age of Narcissism?

YOU CAN TAKE THE NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY QUIZ HERE


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The Narcissist Next Door - Jeffrey Kluger


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Jeffrey Kluger talks about his book, "The Narcissist next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed -- in Your World."

Sonic Sidebar: Tusk


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Narcissists make great film characters. Think Hannibal Lecter, Gordon Gekko. We can add a new one to the list -- the old sailor in Kevin Smith's new movie, "Tusk."

The Americanization of Narcissism - Elizabeth Lunbeck


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Elizabeth Lunbeck talks about her book, "The Americanization of Narcissism."

Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself - Anneli Rufus


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Anneli Rufus talks about her book, "Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself."

Dangerous Idea: We Matter


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Theoretical physicist Marco Gleiser's Dangerous Idea? We matter.

On Our Minds: Sam Harris


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Extended Interview

Neuroscientist Sam Harris is on our minds this week. Harris is best known as one of the guys who helpd lauch the New Atheist movement. So it comes as a surprise to see the title of hsi new book -- "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion."
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Related Books:


The Narcissist Next Door
(Jeffrey Kluger)



The Americanization of Narcissism
(Elizabeth Lunbeck)



Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself
(Anneli Rufus)



The Island of Knowledge
(Marcelo Gleiser)



Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion
(Sam Harris)
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