Rethinking Narcissism: The Bad-and Surprising Good-About Feeling Special by Craig Malkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Craig Malkin delivers an enlightening, approachable, and even funny treatise (and at times field guide) about how narcissism is more of a human characteristic, sometimes a virtue, many others a vice, than the vilified personality trait that common knowledge and pop culture leads us to believe. The cases used throughout the book are eerily relatable most of the time, and with Malkin’s advice and non-technical writing, one can always find something to learn and apply to one’s own life. Ultimately, reading this book leaves one with a better understanding of others and the drives within.