“Only then, almost eight minutes into the speech, did Dave reveal what it was that he had done.”—Great NYMag article breaking down Letterman’s confession and apology. Just try not to read the comments.
“Based on what I see on the news, it looks like women — and older women in particular — are happier than ever,” says Julie Klausner, author of ‘I Don’t Care About Your Band,’ a comedic book of lessons about romantic failings. “I should mention that what I call ‘the news,’ Time Warner Cable insists on labeling on their channel guide as ‘Cougar Town.’ ”—NYPost
“Narcissists essentially live in a world that is one person big because they never fully outgrow a phase of infantile behavioral development in which baby thinks he and Mommy are the same person. Therefore, when a brilliant, charming, elegant and grand narcissist honors you by allowing you entry into his or her very elite cadre, it is kind of like being annexed by an imperialist country. Your borders have now been erased. The subtext of all future interactions will be: ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine. Welcome to a world where there is no you!’ When you are with a narcissist, their needs must become your needs. It’s not enough for a narcissist to be the center of his own world, he must also be the center of yours. Your job is to serve as admiring audience or vent for his anger, Fan Club President or Incompetent Maid. If you are not mirroring him or praising him, you are proving you are a separate person and thus a threat.”—Merrill Markoe, Enough About You: My Explanation of Narcissism