Coline Covington, a British psychoanalyst, wrote Narcissism Killed the Man in the Mirror in reaction to Michael Jackson’s death. It is an interesting look at how Jackson’s deriving of self-worth from an adoring public may have doomed him. A brief excerpt is below:
“Surrounded by his entourage of “enablers” in his hospital bed in the UCLA Medical Centre, Michael Jackson died last Friday with his music playing and “bouncing off the walls”. Jackson was to the end a performer, transfixed with seeing himself and hearing himself, with being seen and being heard, searching for the public limelight and for the reassurance of being loved by all…” Read More.