The Psychopath Test

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 3, 2011 - Humor - 304 pages
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What if society wasn’t fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness.

Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything . . .

Combining Jon’s trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is both entertaining and honest, unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges.

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Overall, Ronson's piece is quick and easy to read. - Goodreads
We hate writing about boring, impenetrable people. - Goodreads
It was a good page turner. - Goodreads
Turns out writing psychology books is complicated. - Goodreads
Excellent writing and an interesting premise. - Goodreads
His prose is deceptively simple and has a light touch. - Goodreads

Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

User Review  - Leah Scheier - Goodreads

If you are fascinated by this topic, as I am, you will love this book. The author jumps about a bit, telling anecdote after anecdote, but I still never lost interest. Ronson touches on multiple topics ... Read full review

Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

User Review  - Valeria Sofía - Goodreads

I loved this book so much, it was such an interesting topic and i wasn't sure what to expect but it honestly did not let me down. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of three bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare At Goats, and The Psychopath Test, and three collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness, What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness, and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. He lives in London and New York City.

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