The Mirror Effect

The Mirror Effect : How Celebrity Narcissism Is Endangering Our Families--And How to Save Them

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The face of entertainment has changed radically over the last decade--and dangerously so. Stars like Britney, Paris, Lindsay, Amy Winehouse--and their media enablers--have altered what we consider "normal" behavior. According to addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and business and entertainment expert Dr. S. Mark Young, a high proportion of celebrities suffer from traits associated with clinical narcissism--vanity, exhibitionism, entitlement, exploitativeness--and the rest of us, especially young people, are mirroring what we witness nightly on our TV and computer screens.

A provocative, eye-opening study, The Mirror Effect sounds a timely warning, raising important questions about our changing culture--and provides insights for parents, young people, and anyone who wonders what the cult of celebrity is really doing to America.
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  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061582344
  • 9780061582349
  • 574,327

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Pinsky spells out a theory that stars are predisposed to narcissistic personality disorder long before they become famous .[The Mirror Effect] becomes a psychology lesson with celebrities as examples. --Wired"
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