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User Topic: The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists
Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 10:43 PM, August 27th (Saturday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Anyone read this? I just downloaded it, but I haven't started it yet.


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

"When you can tell the story and it doesn't bring up any pain, you know it is healed." - Iyanla Vanzant, Broken Pieces


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SierraGrace
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Default  Posted: 10:47 PM, August 28th (Sunday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just ordered it from Amazon a few days ago because I'm hell bent on reading EVERYTHING there is about naricissists!!


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Gold_Dust_Woman
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Default  Posted: 5:24 AM, August 29th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Toto... I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, lol

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SierraGrace
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Default  Posted: 8:56 AM, August 29th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Toto... I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, lol

NOT when you have had to live in the land of NPD!!


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Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, August 29th (Monday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

SG,

I still haven't started it, but I'd love to know what you think of it once you've read it.

I'm having surgery on Friday, and I'm loading up on books to read during recovery. This one is definitely on my list for recovery reads.


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

"When you can tell the story and it doesn't bring up any pain, you know it is healed." - Iyanla Vanzant, Broken Pieces


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SierraGrace
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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, August 31st (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It just arrived yesterday so will let you know my thoughts.

Good luck with your surgery and recovery!!


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Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, August 31st (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read it. It's not a bad book by any means, but "Narcissistic Lovers" is a far better read imo.

I found that "Oz" spent too much time on why someone possibly became NPD. I can't speak for everyone, but I don't care why. I care about how to deal with them.


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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, September 7th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Great book!


~ScribblingMum~
D-D 1: 12/23/06 - Porn (dd bust him on-line)
D-D 2: 4-25-08 - Massage P.'s(new act. in pretend recov.)
D-D 3:9-9-08 Caught call m. girl
D-Day 4: 6/30/09 -: free MP g.f./prost.
D-Day 5: 1-10-10: new mp prost's.
~DONE!


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Default  Posted: 7:58 AM, September 21st (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My XWH (with NPD traits per MC) can recite the Wizard of Oz movie practically verbatim. I will have to get this book.

[This message edited by newnormal at 7:59 AM, September 21st (Wednesday)]


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SierraGrace
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Default  Posted: 11:10 PM, October 5th (Wednesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm still reading this by the way...would love any others thoughts.

I'm on Chapter 6 "If he only had a heart" hhhmmmm, isn't that the truth. I'm really loving this one also. I skimmed through the parts about family NPD or workplace NPD but of course have been paying close attention to the love relationships sections and once again....feel like I could have written parts of this. It's is almost like reliving it all....but with new eyes so it's not really triggery, just uncanny how "by the book" NPD he really is, his behavior was and my reactions to it all...WITHOUT this insight at the time. Another very enlightening book for me!


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