1. If in that interview Amis replaced “those feckless lit bloggers” with “5,000 words by a young guy who works at the London Review” ya’ll would be up in arms!

  2. Dude, all due respect, but you don’t understand what they mean by narcissism. Geekiness isn’t narcissim. Obsession with a single thing isn’t narcissism.

    Narcissism is essentially over-inflated self-esteem. Do you watch the poker? Howard Ledderer and Phil Helmuth are both obsessed with poker, but only Helmuth is a narcissist. At its most extreme it is very much a personality disorder in that it inhibits the ability of a person to effectively operate in the world.

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