Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry

ISBN-10: 1594488010

ISBN-13: 9781594488016

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jon Ronson
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Description: In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Testis 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.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/12/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. His written works include Them: Adventures with Extremists, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness, What I Do: More True Tales, and The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry. The Men Who Stare at Goats was made into a motion picture starring George Clooney in 2009. Jon Ronson's title The Psychopath Test made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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