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The Culture of Narcissism

American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
Narrated by: Barry Press
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century. The book quickly became a best seller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."

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  • Mastermutt
  • 22-06-2019

A Still Timely Analysis of American Culture

A dull narration (with many errors from the original text) of a still timely social analysis of American culture today.

Christopher Lasch displays real insight into the human condition.

Do not skip the afterward as Lasch clarifies some of the main concepts in his book.

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  • Rolf Hartmann
  • 31-05-2019

Classic Book, should be more widely known.

This book feels more relevant today than ever before. It was massive when it came out, but it seems to have mostly faded in fame over the years. Here's to hoping this excellent recording helps revivify its notoriety.

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  • Jules Henry
  • 23-12-2018

good<br />book <br /><br />

ok do you have to turn on the power of the most important thing is that the eight motor place.
the only thing that you can get inside if you need to

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-01-2019

Good Social Commentary

I listened to this book on recomnendation and I throughly enjoyed the first two-thirds of the book. The last part for me was marred by heavy Freudian explanations. Nevertheless there is still enough in the book to reflect on and makes a good companion to Neil Postman's 'Amusing Ourselves to Death'