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The Culture of Narcissism

American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations

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The classic The New York Times bestseller, with a new introduction from much-lauded The Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.

When The Culture of Narcissism was first published in 1979, Christopher Lasch was hailed as a “biblical prophet” (Time). Lasch’s identification of narcissism as not only an individual ailment but also a burgeoning social epidemic was ground-breaking. His diagnosis of American culture is even more relevant today, predicting the limitless expansion of the anxious and grasping narcissistic self into every part of American life.

Reviews

“Lasch took in a remarkable range of contemporary experience, making many observations that, if anything, ring more true today.” — Lee Siegel, The New York Times

“Morbidly clever, brilliantly on target, idiosyncratically compelling.” — Alan Wolfe, The New Republic

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