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The psychopath test
Jon Ronson

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The psychopath test
a journey through the madness industry
Jon Ronson

Published 2011 by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges"--

Table of Contents

The missing part of the puzzle revealed
The man who faked madness
Psychopaths dream in black-and-white
The psychopath test
Toto
Night of the living dead
The right sort of madness
The madness of David Shayler
Aiming a bit high
The avoidable death of Rebecca Riley
Good luck.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
616.85/82
Library of Congress
HV33 .R66 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
275 p. :
Number of pages
275

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25566731M
Internet Archive
psychopathtestjo00rons
ISBN 10
1594488010
ISBN 13
9781594488016
LC Control Number
2011003133
OCLC/WorldCat
668193260

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