It's true that the girls' team, of which she was an anonymous member, descended into a catty rabble as the egomaniac
contestants lost the plot in their bid to design a money-spinning beach accessory.
"Esther Rantzen, like me, is an egomaniac
of the highest order" - TV's Janet Street-Porter.
Dan, a handsome football player, veers between turning into a decent human being or a shallow, charming egomaniac
. All of them are asking how they fit in the universe, whether they are controlled by destiny or whether they control their destinies.
When he says he always knew he would win a Grand Prix, it does not sound like the boasting of an egomaniac
but the calm mantra of someone who has clearly been brought up to believe that you can do anything you put your mind to.
And even as Emma hastens her own disaster, the author manages to enlist our sympathy, as she portrays Lady Hamilton's so-called friends - Nelson, for all his undoubted ability, is a vainglorious egomaniac
- use Emma unhesitatingly, and even her husband fails to protect her.
John Romero was an obnoxious egomaniac
with an abusive stepfather.
There's the endless territorial pissing match between the rich egomaniac
leading one men's group and his snarky, unemployed nemesis in the other; the lesbian mom who seems to like neither her partner nor her kids; the devious house-guest whose presence pleases no one.
Then I slogged through forty-eight pages of models who looked like they had spent the last eight months at Donner Pass before getting to the first piece of writing, "Jane's Diary," subtitled "Why I'm Not Quite the Biggest Egomaniac
in the World." "Duh" and "whatever" are in almost every piece: the triumph of Valley Girl feminism.
Johnson is a dangerously incompetent egomaniac
with a poisonous streak.
Every time I meet a rude, publicity seeking, petulant egomaniac
who has nothing new, original or intelligent to say, they remind me of Louis Walsh.
Noise is the egomaniac
toerag who b***cked Simon Cowell for not getting enough time on stage to show how wonderful he is.
"They're looking at it through Motorhead eyes, which is all about 'me, me, me' - every one of us is an egomaniac