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"If you wish to get under the skin of a Narcissist,
if you wish to get to know how he thinks and feels and why he behaves as he
does, then this is the book for you."
(Dr. Anthony Benis, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
- Author "Towards Self and Sanity - On the Genetic
Origins of the Human Character")
book has an important purpose. I am sure it will be appreciated in a library,
classroom or among the mental health
(Katherine Theriault, Inscriptions Magazine, Vol. 2,
For many years Narcissism was extremely difficult to
describe. But now, for the first time, Dr. Vaknin offers much-needed first hand
account of what Narcissistic Personality Disorder is like. Malignant Self Love
offers insight and clarity into a complex and difficult to describe disorder.
(Howard Brown, www.4therapy.com
If you want to understand Narcissistic
Personality Disorder from the best, don't look any further. I cannot recommend
this book enough to those of you who have this disorder, to families and friends
who are trying to understand. Dr. Vaknin has this disorder himself and examines
this disorder closely.
(Patty Pheil, MSW www.mental-health-today.com)
Sam Vaknin's study of narcissism is
truly insightful. The author has done probably more than anyone else to educate
others to this poorly understood condition. In this, his twelfth book, he shares
his considerable knowledge and experience of narcissism in a comprehensive yet
easy to read style.
(Tim Field, http://www.successunlimited.co.uk/bully/serial.htm
I love to read Dr. Sam's material. He lets
you into his mind (and what a mind he has!). This book is required reading for
any codependent - to understand how the other side works.
(Dr. Irene Matiatos, http://drirene.com)
Abused? Stalked? Harassed?
Victimized? Confused and Frightened?
Had a Narcissistic Parent?
Married to a
Narcissist - or Divorcing One?
children will turn out the same?
Want to cope with this
pernicious, baffling condition?
Are You a Narcissist - or suspect that You are one
This book will teach you how to...
Cope, Survive, and Protect Your Loved
You should read ...
"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"
This is no ordinary book...
And no ordinary author.
"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" was written
under extreme conditions of duress. It was composed in jail as I was trying to
understand what had hit me. My nine years old marriage dissolved, my finances
were in a shocking condition, my family estranged, my reputation ruined, my
personal freedom severely curtailed. Slowly, the realization that it was all my
fault, that I was sick and needed help penetrated the decades old defenses that
I erected around me."
"This book is the documentation of a road of
self-discovery. It was a painful process, which led to nowhere. I am no
different - and no healthier - today than I was when I wrote this book.
My disorder is here to stay, the prognosis is poor and
The result is a penetrating personal
autopsy of the motivation behind a life that has veered haphazardly
from rags to riches then back again, more than once.
All before the age
You can read Readers' Reviews at the
Barnes and Noble webpage dedicated to "Malignant Self
Love" - HERE:
What exactly is a
"The Narcissist is an actor forced to
remain backstage in his own monodrama.
The scenes, not him, take center stage.
Contrary to his reputation, he does not cater to his own needs at
Nor does he "love" himself in any true sense of this loaded word.
He feeds off other people, who reflect back at him whatever image he
projects to them.
In his world this is their only function :
to detest - in a word, to
assure him that he exists.
Otherwise, he feels, no one has the right to tax his time, energy, or
A quote from the book "Malignant Self Love -
Narcissism Revisited" By Sam Vaknin
"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Re-Visited"
was never originally intended for Publication, (Dr. Vaknin is far
better known in Israel for his highly acclaimed short stories and in many
countries for his economic and political commentaries and columns). It was a
Later, almost as a kind of penance, Dr Vaknin
published the work on the internet "in case it might help someone..."
printed version was produced in answer to public demand.
Which has also
lead to mailing lists 4600 members strong of which Dr Vaknin is
Further information is available on the
On the author and his work:
And on the Book:
You can buy the ENTIRE SERIES of e-books about relationships with
ABUSIVE NARCISSISTS -
The EXCERPTS, the FAQs, the ESSAY, the BOOK, and the DIARY of a
narcissist - here:
And you can download the FREE Narcissism Book of Quotes -
The fifth, revised printing (September, 2003) is available in print
and as an e-book from the Publisher, from Barnes and Noble, and from
The fifth, revised printing contains two parts.
describes and analyzes the Narcissistic Personality Disorder using a new
102 Frequently Asked Questions relate to
the various aspects of Narcissism
Together: 532 pages (E-book: 671
"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"
The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and abusive relationships with
narcissists described and analyzed. 82 frequently asked questions (FAQs),
excerpts from the archives of the Narcissism Revisited List, essay,
journal entries and appendices.
Personality Disorder Topic
Primer on Narcissism:
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Webliography:
Read the transcript of the CHAT with Sam Vaknin in
Read the transcript of the CHAT with Sam Vaknin
regarding abusive narcissists HERE:
Read the transcript of the WebMD CHAT with Sam Vaknin
The Infinite Mind Radio Show - Narcissism
Read an extended INTERVIEW with Sam Vaknin in Natterbox -
Read the transcript of the Mental Health Today CHAT with
Sam Vaknin here:
Download all chat transcripts and interviews here:
Listen to an AUDIO INTERVIEW with Sam Vaknin - HERE:
Study the Narcissistic personality Disorder (NPD) in 82
easy lessons - based on my book "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism