The Psychopath Test Paperback – 5 Jan. 2012
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The belly laughs come thick and fast – my God, he is funny . . . Ronson’s new book is provocative and interesting, and you will, I guarantee, zip merrily through it., Observer
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As a teacher of 49 years I have genuinely seen a frightening increase in mental illness across all key stages of education (and I would NEVER class ASD as a mental illness) and it is not remotely funny.
Give me an Oliver Sack’s book any day!
I will never watch Jeremy Kyle again...at least not without thinking more humanely about the participants.
This book was purchased as a gift for a friend, after purchasing my own copy. It is very funny and will have you questioning the sanity of those around you displaying certain personality traits.
DEFINITELY a must-read book that will have you laughing your socks off!!!
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In this book he starts from a strange aenigma to end up taking a course that should help him identifying psychopaths; he then applies his knowledge to analyse some important characters in our society to see whether they are psychopaths, and whether there is a grain of truth in the theory that our society favours that kind of behaviour in successful people.
He does not really draw any clear-cut conclusion, but the book is a very interesting read
The book makes for a fascinating read because Jonson often poses some difficult questions with humorous sincerity, from the mystery of Tony to the megalomaniac Al Dunlap to the PCR-L. While some people may be offended by the lack of in-depth explanation of certain things, i.e. the scientific concepts that warrant a more detailed inspection (Scrutiny of certain portions of DSM, Autism, Bipolar Disorder), the element of frustration doesn't surface simply due to Ronson's engaging style of prose that manages to sustain an equilibrium when it comes to verbiage and detailing.
I wouldn't like to give things away, the Book is best experienced if you jump into it without any prior knowledge about the what and the who. It's a quick read, it's a page turner and by the time you reach the penultimate pages, you'd feel both awe and incredulity and a new-found appreciation for Jon Ronson (as I did).
Achetez quelques exemplaires! Ce livre sur la sociopathie était si fascinant qu’une fois terminé, je l’ai confié à un ami pour qu’il le lise, puis j’en ai acheté un autre copie à partager encore avec un autre.