The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

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Title:The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Author:Jon Ronson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Psychopath Test
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:275 pages pages

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Jul 07, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

  • Lynn Weber
    May 19, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    May 19, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

    My first read of the year and it isn't what I was hoping for 3 I decided to jump on this because of my crazy love for Jon Ronson's newest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, but I realize now that I underestimated just how much the subject matter of that book contributed to my enjoym...

    To write something like ?I loved this book? or ?I found it incredibly insightful, entertaining and downright frightful? wouldn?t give you the exact depth of my passion towards it. For the past 48 hours, I?ve been thinking about the precise words I need to come up with to de...

    Yesterday I saw a talk show on TV in which a Belgian politician said that the stock market is no gauge for happiness. This is so true. It reminded me of this book, in which the author, in his quest to uncover psychopaths, visits Al Dunlap. This was a man who actually enjoyed closing do...

    ?There is no evidence that we've been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather int...

  • Maxwell
    Jan 12, 2017

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

    My first read of the year and it isn't what I was hoping for 3 I decided to jump on this because of my crazy love for Jon Ronson's newest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, but I realize now that I underestimated just how much the subject matter of that book contributed to my enjoym...

    To write something like ?I loved this book? or ?I found it incredibly insightful, entertaining and downright frightful? wouldn?t give you the exact depth of my passion towards it. For the past 48 hours, I?ve been thinking about the precise words I need to come up with to de...

    Yesterday I saw a talk show on TV in which a Belgian politician said that the stock market is no gauge for happiness. This is so true. It reminded me of this book, in which the author, in his quest to uncover psychopaths, visits Al Dunlap. This was a man who actually enjoyed closing do...

    ?There is no evidence that we've been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather int...

    I thought this would be a great tool for self-diagnosis, but actually Ronson skitters from one case to another without really making any definitive point. But maybe that?s the point. Psychopathy is probably not an absolute for most people, as there are many among us who exist in some...

    This was a bit of a disappointment. I found the first 50% of the book to be a bit forgettable. It was hard for me to see where Ronson was going with each chapter. Though I found the examination of mental illness, especially the stigmas around it and the potential harms of labeling to b...

  • Courtney Lindwall
    Jun 03, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

  • NerdGirlBlogger
    May 02, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

    My first read of the year and it isn't what I was hoping for 3 I decided to jump on this because of my crazy love for Jon Ronson's newest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, but I realize now that I underestimated just how much the subject matter of that book contributed to my enjoym...

    To write something like ?I loved this book? or ?I found it incredibly insightful, entertaining and downright frightful? wouldn?t give you the exact depth of my passion towards it. For the past 48 hours, I?ve been thinking about the precise words I need to come up with to de...

  • Simeon
    Nov 01, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

  • Jason
    May 18, 2011

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

    My first read of the year and it isn't what I was hoping for 3 I decided to jump on this because of my crazy love for Jon Ronson's newest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, but I realize now that I underestimated just how much the subject matter of that book contributed to my enjoym...

    To write something like ?I loved this book? or ?I found it incredibly insightful, entertaining and downright frightful? wouldn?t give you the exact depth of my passion towards it. For the past 48 hours, I?ve been thinking about the precise words I need to come up with to de...

    Yesterday I saw a talk show on TV in which a Belgian politician said that the stock market is no gauge for happiness. This is so true. It reminded me of this book, in which the author, in his quest to uncover psychopaths, visits Al Dunlap. This was a man who actually enjoyed closing do...

    ?There is no evidence that we've been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather int...

    I thought this would be a great tool for self-diagnosis, but actually Ronson skitters from one case to another without really making any definitive point. But maybe that?s the point. Psychopathy is probably not an absolute for most people, as there are many among us who exist in some...

  • Ariel
    Jan 18, 2017

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

    My first read of the year and it isn't what I was hoping for 3 I decided to jump on this because of my crazy love for Jon Ronson's newest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, but I realize now that I underestimated just how much the subject matter of that book contributed to my enjoym...

  • Greta
    Dec 21, 2016

    ***Warning: this review is not for the fainthearted.*** A video recently went viral of a Texas judge savagely beating his disabled teenage daughter with a belt. (view spoiler)[ Her mother tells her to "bend over and take it like a woman" moments after the man's sadistic promise t...

    If you're interested in this topic, I'd recommend starting with Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door rather than this book. The problem with this one is that it's more "Follow me as I delve into this crazy world and have surreal experiences" than it is a study of sociopathy. And that...

    A breezy, entertaining journey through the public effects of madness, with particular attention to the impact of the psychopath on society. Ronson is an excellent writer with a fine sense of humor who knows how to tell a good story in plain language. That he is able to do this wh...

    I read this in about a 4 hour span, from 12 am - 4 am. It freaked me out and I slept with the lights on. But on with the review. So I've read things about psychopaths previously. How their brains are actually wired differently and they are unable to feel empathy, etcetc. Psychopath...

    My first read of the year and it isn't what I was hoping for 3 I decided to jump on this because of my crazy love for Jon Ronson's newest book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, but I realize now that I underestimated just how much the subject matter of that book contributed to my enjoym...

    To write something like ?I loved this book? or ?I found it incredibly insightful, entertaining and downright frightful? wouldn?t give you the exact depth of my passion towards it. For the past 48 hours, I?ve been thinking about the precise words I need to come up with to de...

    Yesterday I saw a talk show on TV in which a Belgian politician said that the stock market is no gauge for happiness. This is so true. It reminded me of this book, in which the author, in his quest to uncover psychopaths, visits Al Dunlap. This was a man who actually enjoyed closing do...