Malignant Self Love (Non-fiction) by Sam Vaknin

‘’NPD’ or ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder’ is defined as ‘an enduring pattern of grandiose beliefs and arrogant behaviour together with an overwhelming need for admiration and a lack of empathy for (and even exploitation of) others’.

The author, Sam Vaknin, a lifelong NPD sufferer hits the nail on the head when describing the disorder and his experience, documenting it magnificently.

For those suffering from NPD, the book is particularly striking: readers often find themselves connecting strongly with the author, gaining useful insight and awareness.

Other helpful books include Rethinking Narcissism by Dr Craig Malkin, Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy Behary and Should I Stay or Should I Go by Dr Ramani Durvasula.


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