The Psychopath Test
The Psychopath Test
A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Jon Ronson

You may be one. But if you're not, someone you know is! An intriguing read. —Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

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.

Title The Psychopath Test
Subtitle A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Author Jon Ronson
Publisher Riverhead Books
Title First Published 27 April 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1594485755
ISBN-13 9781594485756
Publication Date 27 April 2012
Weight 16 oz.

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