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The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-

Postby DancePhotographer » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:00 pm

Eleanor Payson's book, "The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family" was the first book that I read that helped me "figure it out".

I highly recommend it.
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby easyfromhere » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:38 pm

Iron John by Robert Bly (this is for guys)
Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney (Nicely written book for anyone)
How to Let Go of your Mad baggage (starring the Mads Family) ( great for families)
Walden by Henry Thoreau (classic literature by someone who has a 'different' outlook on life).
Oscar Wilde stories..... a lot of narcissm in there (more appreciation of its positive side) and seeing the 'dark side' of the 'nons'.
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie (nice read and explains a lot about interpersonal dynamics).
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby CBDMeditator » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:48 am

This is an incredible resource. Thanks for sharing all of this. I'm confident I'll be buying some of these. I will say I was a little surprised to not see the Amazon favorite Why Do I Do That?: Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives Paperback – by Joseph Burgo Ph.D., which describes the narcissist's ego defense mechanism in ourselves, and how to disarm it.
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby solstice1962 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:42 am

Easyfromhere - I'll order some of those titles. I neglected to apologise to you directly for my strop the other night. I find that the only women I'm interested in are Ns and their friends are all Ns!
In the words of the song: "I am what I am. And, what I am needs no excuses..."
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby easyfromhere » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:01 am

Add to the books, the Mads family is by Lynne Namka, she writes lots of stuff for kids and families, nice lady.
Solstice.... didn't notice the strop, but read some posts, will put something in the movies films thread re that.
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby Bluingreen » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:51 pm

Hi, I am new here and am learning a lot as I read the posts.

I have a 16 year old step son who has displayed NPD traits since I have known him (4 years), but I only have recently realized it.

Does anyone have a book recommendation that I could give him to read that might give him insight into his own behavior? He has somewhat below average reading skills for his age.
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby BeauReal » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:20 pm

I'm currently reading

Healing The Shame That Binds You
by John Bradshaw

He outlines how shame can be a healthy limit to our self esteem but once it becomes toxic we develop an identity based on shame. I've just started but already I feel like there is tremendous help in this book.
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Re: Books dealing with NPD

Postby JudgeEMental » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Rethinking Narcissism 2015
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