Twenty-seven year old Tyler LePerdu has written his life story for you, an absurd and irrepressible account of his attempt to find true love, despite an inability to love anyone. A self-proclaimed narcissist, he embraces his LA-based, celebrity-riddled past to arrive at a moment of self-discovery involving a supermodel, a psychologist and a profound misunderstanding.
The Autobiography of a Narcissist is an edgy piece of humor, a psychological case study and commentary on our inescapable culture of narcissism.
"And yet there is still something writ large. Something I feel I should address right out of the gate: what of my book’s title? “The Autobiography of a Narcissist?” It says a lot. It hints at something audacious, something honest, exorbitant. But then, is it really hinting? Certainly, everyone knows what a Narcissist is, or rather, everyone assumes they do. Trust me, I am well aware of what that assumption is. I, however, have been willing and able to step beyond it. For some time now, I have diligently sought out the meaning of the word, not at all restricted by its general understanding, not bound by the fetters of its lexicological limitations, but with the lucidity of its most legitimate context: me. You see, I know what kind of person I am. For twenty seven years I have seen him gaze back at me from his inextricable place in the mirror, just as he has seen me gaze back at him. And by the time you find yourself reading the final pages of this book, you too will see me; you will know me, and you will know why I’ve chosen my story’s inevitable title."