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Sam Vaknin

Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited

Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited
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Published by Narcissus Publications
September 2003
ISBN: 80-238-3384-7

For Further Details / Interview/ Review Copy Contact "Lidija Rangelovska Narcissus Publications":
By Email: palma@unet.com.mk or vaknin@link.com.mk
Phone (in Macedonia):
(38970) 565-488, (3892) 321-4281 (also fax)
Read Sample Chapters here:
Download a Media Kit here:

"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")

"...This book has an important purpose. I am sure it will be appreciated in a library,

classroom or among the mental health profession."

(Katherine Theriault, Inscriptions Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 20)

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?
Afraid your 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 Ones!

You should read ...

"Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"
This is no ordinary book...

And no ordinary author.

He says:

"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 alarming."

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 of 35.

You can read Readers' Reviews at the Barnes and Noble webpage dedicated to "Malignant Self Love" - HERE:
What exactly is a Narcissist?

"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 all.

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 reflect,
to admire,
to applaud,
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 emotions."

A quote from the book "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" By Sam Vaknin Ph.D.

"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 personal catharsis.

Later, almost as a kind of penance, Dr Vaknin published the work on the internet "in case it might help someone..."

The printed version was produced in answer to public demand.

Which has also lead to mailing lists 4600 members strong of which Dr Vaknin is the Moderator.

Further information is available on the web:

On the author and his work:

And on the Book:

Also, of course, directly from Sam Vaknin:
By  Email: palma@unet.com.mk or vaknin@link.com.mk
Phone (in the Republic of Macedonia):
(38970) 565-488
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 - here:
The fifth, revised printing (September, 2003) is available in print and as an e-book from the Publisher, from Barnes and Noble, and from others:
The fifth, revised printing contains two parts.

The Essay describes and analyzes the Narcissistic Personality Disorder using a new psychodynamic vocabulary.

102 Frequently Asked Questions relate to the various aspects of Narcissism

Together: 532 pages (E-book: 671 pages).
Related Links
"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.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Topic

A Primer on Narcissism:
Narcissistic Personality Disorder at a Glance:


A Guide for Reading Groups and Discussion Groups - HERE:
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Webliography:
Articles and interviews in the media


New Narc City (New York Press)

Read the transcript of the CHAT with Sam Vaknin in HealthyPlace HERE:
Read the transcript of the CHAT with Sam Vaknin regarding abusive narcissists HERE:
Read the transcript of the CHAT with Sam Vaknin regarding narcissists in the Workplace- click on this link:

Read the transcript of the WebMD CHAT with Sam Vaknin HERE:
The Infinite Mind Radio Show - Narcissism
Radio Show regarding Relationships with Abusive Narcissists

Read an extended INTERVIEW with Sam Vaknin in Natterbox - HERE:
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 Revisited"
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