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review 2016-11-29 02:46
Narcissist villain creates chaos with hypnotic magic
Lincoln, Fox and the Bad Dog - D. Roland Hess

This is urban fantasy at its best and most digital to date. The plot unfolds smoothly—it’s not predictable, but it doesn’t stretch the constraints of its trope either.


The hero is a damaged man discovering himself again as he fights for his life. He brings along a scarred woman and an alien It’s a strange trip and when it ends it isn’t quite over.

Along the way you’ll meet a villain that thrives on spewing chaos out into the world. He’s a megalomaniac of grand proportions. I find parallels in current political trends. But since it’s too early to see how those trends will play out, this book offers an alternate ride.



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url 2016-05-28 04:44
4 Signs You Are in a Relationship with a Narcissist

It can be pretty hard to figure out if you are in a relationship with a narcissist. Thankfully, there are signs that can help you out.

Narcissists are all around us. From that friend on Facebook who never posts a bad selfie, to the charming boss at work who always manages to get the conversation back to herself. The problem is that they exist on a spectrum, just like autism. Like autistic people, there are a wide range of narcissists, from those who have full-blown egos to others who just tip-toe onto the scales.


Here are four signs that can help you identify whether you are in a relationship with a narcissist:



.....click link to read the rest. Pretty interesting stuff, I certainly have a few Narcissists in my life.

Source: www.learning-mind.com/signs-relationship-with-a-narcissist/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LearningMind+%28Learning+Mind+email%29
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review 2013-06-09 00:00
Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed - Wendy T. Behary First of all, the following excerpt should have been put at the beginning of the book because it is so important and not hidden 114 pages in.

"One important note: This approach [Putting Yourself in the Narcissist's Shoes] is inappropriate with anyone who makes you feel unsafe or abused. That's a completely different protocol, often requiring exit strategies and safety plans. If the narcissist in your life is violent, abusive, or threatens your safety in any way, please seek assistance immediately. If you don't know where to turn for help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (see Resources)."

From Resources:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: www.ndvh.org; (800)799-7233, (800)787-3224(TTY)

As for my review, the first three chapters are full of a lot of important information that at first seemed confusing because it is full of psychological terminology. Chapter four is where everything starts coming together and the practical advice begins. I can see that highlighting and marking parts might be a useful tool for using this book as a reference since this is a continual process instead of a one-time fix.

Blessings to those of you living with a narcissist. Your road is difficult and I wish for you all the loving support you need to make it through.
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review 2012-11-16 00:00
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big; Or, Why Pie Is Not the Answer - Jen Lancaster The author's obsession with food was actually pretty alarming. I admired her tenacity and commitment to exercise, though. I know from experience that it's tough to stick to a workout routine.My biggest pet peeve is the writing style. I don't mind laid-back, conversational prose, but there was the constant use of a question that wasn't a question, with the answer being the following sentence. That writing style? Gets annoying very quickly.Also her friends are incredibly annoying, or at least they seemed that way in one particular chapter in which nothing happened.I'd stick with Bitter is the New Black, myself.
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review 2012-10-29 00:00
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big; Or, Why Pie Is Not the Answer - Jen Lancaster I decided around page 200 that I didn't want to finish Such a Pretty Fat. I paged through the last half of the book, reading a bit here and there, and confirmed I was okay with my decision before putting it back in the library bag.

The thing is, I disagree with a lot of the negative reviews -- I love sarcasm, I love bitchiness, I love swearing (I FUCKING LOVE SWEARING), but there's still something about Lancaster's writing that doesn't sit well with me. If I'm reading a memoir, it's important that it feels authentic, and almost all of the conversations I read in Pretty Fat felt canned, like they were scripted for a sitcom with a laugh track. I realize part of a memoir is putting your most interesting self forward, but there are only so many WE ARE SO CLEVER, OH MY GAWD back-and-forths a reader can take (if that reader is me).

Slow-ass pacing, smugness, nastiness for the wrong reasons, and the fact that the magical elixir was a combo of sensible eating and hiring a personal trainer -- so much for the everywoman appeal -- cemented Pretty Fat's place on the "unfinished" shelf.

(one-and-a-half stars)
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