Reviewed by Kayla Cook for Readers’ Favorite
(Disclaimer: I received small monetary compensation from Readers' Favorite and a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)
Michael Sunset thought he was in a healthy, loving relationship with his wife and family. However, when his world was shattered, he was forced to realize that those he thought loved him only wanted to hurt him. His sister, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and wife all conspired together to smear him, make him believe he was insane, rip his daughter away from him, and ruin his life. Now, after divorcing his wife and cutting those abusive people out of his life, he is on the road to recovery with his daughter and he wants to share his experiences and educate people on the reality of narcissism. How can you identify narcissism in those around you? What common tactics do narcissists employ and how can you defend against them? How should you confront the narcissists in your life? Read A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate by Michael Sunset to find out all this and more.
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate is an alarming memoir that does an excellent job of educating its readers about gaslighting, smear campaigns, and other narcissistic practices, thus enabling readers to recognize the abuse they may be suffering and stop it. Michael Sunset also provides effective methods to counter such tactics. By sharing his own story, Michael effectively gives examples of such tactics in use, explains the effects they can have on a person, and describes decisions he should have made sooner to stop or mitigate the abuse. Furthermore, Michael talks about practices he takes part in that are helping him recover from the intense psychological and emotional trauma he endured. A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Manipulate truly is a chilling true story that’s a must-read for anyone who has suffered or is suffering from narcissistic abuse and who wants to break free from it and move on.