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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (Compact Disc)

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By Jon Ronson, Jon Ronson (Narrated by)
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— Riverhead Books

Psychopathy is one of the most difficult personality disorders to diagnose, study and predict. With new information, Ronson interviews and surreptitiously studies some very different characters, all of whom have been thought to exhibit this mental enigma.

— Northshire Staff

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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.

About the Author


Jon Ronson is a bestselling writer and documentary filmmaker whose books include "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "The Psychopath Test." He lives in London.

Jon Ronson is a bestselling writer and documentary filmmaker whose books include "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and "The Psychopath Test." He lives in London.

Praise For…


"Engrossing.... This book brings droll wit to buoy this fascinating journey through 'the madness business.'" ---Publishers Weekly



Product Details
ISBN: 9781452632254
ISBN-10: 1452632251
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: May 12th, 2011
Language: English