Are You Living with a Narcissist? – Media & News

Book Description

In Are You Living with a Narcissist? Dr. Laurie Hollman discusses the spectrum of healthy to pathological narcissism by defining the symptoms of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder specifically with reference to the subgroup of successful narcissistic men. There are illustrations of a young man with narcissistic traits, three couples where the husband is a narcissist, and a narcissistic father and his teenage daughter. Dr. Hollman questions and clarifies how to raise a child so that he does not become a narcissist and gives her thoughts on how spouses of narcissists can live happy, healthy lives. She also discusses if the narcissist can change and how narcissism and normal love are different. In conclusion, she explores the impact of culture on narcissism questioning if there is an evolutionary basis for narcissism along with contemporary generational values. She also examines the relationship between male narcissism and violence putting together a framework for understanding the role of narcissism in our society today.



“Are You Living with a Narcissist? How Narcissistic Men Impact Your Happiness, How to Identify Them, and How to Avoid Raising One by Laurie Hollman, PhD. offers timely insights into a range of narcissistic types, from a healthy narcissistic stance through pathological and exploitive narcissism. Dr. Hollman has created a work that has woven her own clinical experience and discussion of case studies, blending potential psychotherapeutic interventions with clinical sensitivity. The integration of current DSM V criteria within a psychoanalytic framework blends multiple system approaches and is infinitely readable as well as informative. It is appropriate for both mental health professionals as well as for the general public.”

– Marcy E. Mostel, MD, Psychiatrist, Medical Director CAPE (1989-2016), Currently in private practice, 2020
“Dr. Hollman brings thoughtful and compassionate insight into the formation and perpetuation of the narcissistic personality from multiple perspectives and contexts. By incorporating her parental intelligence approach, fresh discoveries from her clinical work, and established models of intervention, Dr. Hollman’s book will serve as a useful guide for couples, families, and professionals to identify and more effectively deal with elements of narcissism and create a foundation upon which to build new family legacies of health and recovery.”

– Lynn Seskin, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Associates of New York, Behavioral Medicine of Pennsylvania, 2020

“This is a compelling book, especially for those with an interest in narcissism and other mental health concerns. It is written with concision for the interested layperson, avoiding overly clinical vocabulary. There is an increased incidence in narcissism nationally, according to various expert sources, so the book is also timely. The book focuses on constructive solutions and communication that can support those living with people with narcissistic disorder and also help the affected individual toward positive change.”

San Francisco Book Review, 2020



Articles and Interviews

Authority Magazine

“5 Things You Need to Be An Effective Leader in Turbulent Times,” June 18, 2021, Read

“Putting the United Back in the United States: Laurie Hollman On The 5 Things That Each of Us Can Do To Help Unite Our Polarized Society,” June 3, 2021 Read

Yahoo! Life

“Is Your Partner a Narcissistic Parent? by Patrick Coleman, May 18, 2021 Read

Choosing Therapy Website Articles

“A Guide to Overt Narcissism,” August, 2023 Read

“Fifteen Signs of a Narcissistic Boss and How to Deal with Them”  February 2, 2021 Read

UpJourney Website Articles

“70 Signs of a Narcissistic Parent” October 2022  Read

“How to Deal with a Narcissistic Spouse ” September 2022 Read

“Why Do I Attract Narcissists? ” September 2022 Read

“What to Say To Disarm a Narcissist” September 2022 Read

“Why Do Narcissists Cry?” September 2022 Read

“Who is Attracted to Narcissists and Why?” Laurie Hollman, July 22 Read

“Are Narcissists Insecure” July 21, 2022 Read

“What Does a Narcissist Want in a Relationship?” July 20, 2022 Read


” 60+ Signs You’re Living with a Narcissist” April 22, 2022 Read

“How to Communicate with a Narcissist” Nov.12, 2021 Read

“How to Divorce a Narcissist” Nov. 5, 2021 Read

“Can a Narcissist Change if They Want To?” Upjourney Website, Nov. 7, 2020 Read

“How to Deal with My Husband’s Narcissistic Ex-Wife: The Phenomena of the Parent Alienation Syndrome” Upjourney Website, Sept. 2, 2020 Read

“Will a Narcissist Come Back After No Contact?’ Upjourney Website. August 12. 2020, Read

“Signs of Over-Indulgent Parents: Consequences and Dangers for Parents” Upjourney Website, August 4, 2020 Read

“9 Great Books for Busy Parents” Upjourney Website, July 16, Read

“Importance of Socialization in Schools for the Introverted and Extroverted Child,” Upjourney Website, July 20, 2020 Read

“Things Narcissists Say to Get You Back” Upjourney Website, July 14, 2020 Read

“How Does Narcissism Affect Relationships?” Upjourney Website, June 22, 2020 Read

“Will a Narcissist Ever Find True Love” Upjourney Website, June 5, 2020 Read

“How a Narcissist Affects a Child” Upjourney Website, May 21, 2020 Read

“Narcissist versus Sociopath versus Psychopath: What’s the Difference?” Upjourney Website, May 20, 2020 Read

“How to Talk to a Narcissist by Six Experts,” UpJourney Website,  Sept. 12, 2019 Read

“How to Stop Being a Narcissist, According to 11 Experts,” UpJourney Website, Oct. 5, 2019 Read

“Twenty-Five Signs You are in a Narcissistic Relationship. According to 9 Experts.” UpJourney Website,  Nov. 10, 2019 Read

“25 plus Signs You Are in a Narcisstic Relationship.” UpJourney Magazine, Nov. 19, 2019 Read

“How Do You Know if a Narcissist is Finished with You?”, UpJourney Website, January 14, 2020 Read

“How to Raise Kids so They Do Not Become Narcissistic Adults”, UpJourney Website, January 14, 2020 Read 

Mind Body Green Website Articles

“How Do You Talk to a Narcissist?” Feb. 7, Read

“Can Infatuation Transform into a Lasting Relationship?”

Feb. 12,2020  Read 

“Narcissism Can  Arise as Early as Three Years Old — How Not to Raise a Narcissist.” March 30, 2020. Read  

“Narcissism Can Arise as Early as Three Years Old  — How Not to Raise a Narcissist”  March 30, 2020 Read


Intrinsic Motivation From  A Homies Perspective, Feb. 23, 2020

Host: Hamza Davis  “Twelve Traits of a Narcissist-Narcissistic Personality Disorder Clinical Presentation Listen

“Are You Living with a Narcissist?” Familius podcast, August 3, 2020, listen

“Identifying and Dealing with Narcissistic Behaviors” Mirror Podcast, April 26, 2022 Listen