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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry Paperback – May 1, 2012
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“Because of Ronson’s relentless self-deprecation and goofy, British humor, it’s easy to tag along without fully realizing the rigor of his reporting, which is itself frenzied with compulsive questioning and obsessive research.” -- The Boston Globe
“A rollicking, page-turner of a book... no ordinary piece of investigative journalism… Ronson’s storytelling skills are strong enough to enliven even the necessary reflections that would be one yawn after another if entrusted to a lesser writer.” -- San Francisco Chronicle
“…A book that manages to be as cheerily kooky as it is well-researched.” -- Los Angeles Times
“Engagingly irreverent…” -- New York Times
“[A] fascinating and humane book…” -- Washington Post Book World
“…Both terrifying and hilarious.” -- O, The Oprah Magazine
About the Author
Jon Ronson’s works include New York Times bestseller So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Lost at Sea, The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones, and international bestsellers: Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Ronson lives in New York.
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It's hard to describe what exactly goes on in this book - he does talk about the test and he does explore some psychopath history with lots of research, but it's a telling that feels personal, relatable, informative, and interesting unlike some research books. This is a superior research book.
I really liked Ronson's journey between viewing psychopaths, or any mental disorder, as being a black and white diagnosis to a conclusion that we are all on a spectrum. He explores the media's exploitation of dysfunctional personality traits for our benefit. Editing out what detracts from the black and white depiction of the story line.
It is a meandering story, but this lends to the humanity of the subject. I was able to finish the book in about 2 hours.