Further Reading

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Anderson, D. Love Fraud: How  Marriage to a Sociopath Fulfilled My Spiritual Plan (NJ: Anderly Publishing, 2010)

Babiak P. & R.D. Hare. Snakes in Suits (New York: Collins, 2006)

Baron-Cohen, S. Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty (London: Allen Lane/Penguin Books, 2011)

Behary W.T. Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed (Oakland CA: New Harbinger, 2008)

Bentley, B.  A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath (New YorkBerkley Books, 2008)

Birch,  A.  Boundaries after a Pathological Relationship (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

Bradshaw, J. Healing the shame that binds you (Florida: Health Communications Inc.1988)

Bradshaw, J. The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem (Florida: HealthCommunications, 1996)

Braiker, H.B. Who’s Pulling Your Strings? How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004)

Brown, N.W. The Destructive Narcissistic Pattern (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998)

Brown, N.W. Children of the Self-Absorbed (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2001)

Clarke, J. Working with Monsters: How to Identify and Protect yourself from the Workplace Psychopath (Sydney, Australia: Random House, 2009)

Covey, S. K. In the Arms of a Sociopath (Frederick, MD: PublishAmerica, 2009)

Daynes, K & J. Fellows. The Devil You Know: Looking Out for the Psycho in Your Life. (London: Coronet, 2011)

de Becker, G. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (Canada: Little, Brown & Co, 1997)

Donaldson- Pressman, S & R.D Pressman. Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment   (New York: Wiley & Sons, 1997)

Dryden, W. How to accept yourself (London: Sheldon Press, 1999)

Engel, B. The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome: What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality – or If You Do (New Jersey: Wiley & Sons, 2007)

Faulks, S. Engleby (London: Vintage, 2008)

Forward, S. Toxic Parents; Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life (New York: Bantam, 1989)

Golomb, E. Trapped in the Mirror (New York: Morrow, 1992)

Gootnick, I. Why You Behave in Ways You Hate: And What You Can Do About It. (Roseville, CA.: Penmarin Books, 1997)

Hare R.D. Without Conscience (New York: Guilford, 1993).

Herbert, C. & A. Westmore. Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (London: Constable & Robinson, 2008)

Keysers, C. The Empathic Brain: How the understanding of mirror neurons changes our understanding of human nature (Social Brain Press, 2011)

Krznaric, R. Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution (Rider, Random House, 2014)

Lerner, R. The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection: Narcissists and Their Relationships (Florida: Health Communications, 2009)

Leve, A. An Abbreviated Life: A Memoir (New York: Harper, 2016)

Mason, P.T & R. Kreger Stop Walking on Eggshells (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2010)

McBride, K. Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008)

McGregor, J, & T. McGregor. The Empathy Trap: Understanding Antisocial Personalities (London: Sheldon Press, 2013)

McGregor, J, & T. McGregor. Coping with Difficult Families (London: Sheldon Press, 2014)

McGregor, J.  Coping with Aggressive Behaviour (London: Sheldon Press, 2017)

Miller, A. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self (New York: Basic Books, 2007)

Miller, A. For Your Own Good: Hidden cruelty in childrearing and the Roots of Violence (New York: Farrar Straus, and Giroux, 1990)

Miller, A. Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child(New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998)

Miller, A. Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries (New York: Anchor-Press, new edition 1997)

Miller, A. The Truth Will Set You Free – Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self (New York: Basic Books, 2001)

Miller, A. The Body Never Lies – The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2005)

Nowak, M. Supercooperators: Beyond the Survival of the Fittest (London: Cannongate, 2011).

Payson, E. D. The Wizard of OZ and other Narcissists- Coping with the One-Way relationship in Work, Love, and Family (Royal Oak, MI: Julian Day, 2002)

Rifkin, J. The Empathic Civilization: The race to global consciousness in a world in crisis (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2009)

Roan, C. The Sociopath and Me (Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, 2011)

Ronson, J. Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness (London: Picador, 2006)

Ronson, J.   What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness (London: Picador, 2007)

Ronson, J. The Psychopath Test (London: Picador, 2011)

Schiraldi, G. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery and Growth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009)

Silberschatz, G. Transformative Relationships (New York: Taylor & Francis, 2005)

Sichel, M. Healing from Family Rifts (New York: McGraw Hill, 2004)

Simon, G. In Sheep’s Clothing (Little Rock: Parkhurst Brothers Inc., 1996)

Smith, A. Toxic…No More (Createspace, 2013)

Stern, R. The gaslight effect: how to spot and survive the hidden manipulation others use to control your life (New York: Morgan Road Books, 2007)

Stout, M. The sociopath next door (New York: Broadway Books, 2005)

Taylor, K. Cruelty: human evil and the human brain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

Taylor, K. Brainwashing: the science of thought control (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004)

Walker, M. Surviving Secrets (Buckingham: Open University Press, 2000)

Wildey, S.A. Abandoned Parents, the Devil’s Dilemma (Sharon A. Wildey, 2014)

Zailckas, K. Mother, Mother (London: Harper, 2014)

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