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  • Shockaholic

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that placed Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life, focusing more on the Star Wars years and dishing about the various Hollywood relationships she’s formed since she was chosen to play Princess Leia at only 19 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly Nearly Perfect Book

  • By Gretchen SLP on 01-11-16

Sad yet joyful... soul sister.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

she felt like my sister, a riveting story. Engaging, humorous, authentic, special. Carrie Fisher, thank you for sharing our story.

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  • Gaslighting: The Ultimate Narcissistic Mind Control

  • Transcend Mediocrity, Book 131
  • By: J.B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

If you are feeling this way, my friend, there is a simple explanation. You may be dating or married to a narcissist. Your self-absorbed partner may be gaslighting and manipulating you. He may cycle between love-bombing and distancing himself from you. He seems to be a nice guy to your face sometimes, but then you find out that he is talking bad about you to others. He seems to triangulate you with other women or family members in order to make you jealous and boost his own ego.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but packed with examples and advice

  • By Practy Cal on 11-29-16

Short but packed with examples and advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Gets right to the nitty gritty. I thought this would be a fluffy intro to narcissism/gaslighting, but took a chance , and am not sorry! Author gets right to the point(s). I recommend this to anyone who ha a concern about narcissism or gaslighting. It covers a lot of descriptors, and perhaps the person you know does not exactly fit all the criteria, the author illuminates a lot of the drama and problems surrounding relationships with narcissists, and the people who interact with them.
Not all narcissists are intentional in their behavior, and the text is sensitive the the dilemma of narcissism and gaslighting being a form of mental illness, as well as the trauma caused to those who love them.
My husband doesn't exactly fit the description of narcissist, but I learned how to help myself, and to identify triggers he uses that are damaging. Yes ... it's not all in your HEAD! That difficult individual may very well be on the spectrum of total self-absorption and narcissism. If in doubt, purchase this book!
Only criticism is that the narrator speaks too quickly, but you can slow down her voice on playback. Peace to you, and be well

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