Books The Dark Sides of Empathy by Fritz Breithaupt Paperback, 258 pages, Cornell Univ Pr, List Price: $21.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Dark Sides of EmpathyAuthorFritz Breithaupt Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Translated by Andrew B. B. Hamilton. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Dark Sides of Empathy Christina Chung for NPR Shots - Health News Does Empathy Have A Dark Side? April 12, 2019 It's good to feel empathy, right? Not always, according to a forthcoming book. Humans are empathetic beings, and we sometimes harm others, not out of a failure of empathy, but because of it.