This question presumes I also have the printed version. Do I? Amazon knows more about me than I do. I don't recall buying it, but maybe I did. Kindle does make it easy to buy stuff. I'll go check. In the meantime... probably yes. It was enjoyable to listen to and I don't think this is a book that absolutely must be READ to be understood.
Jon Ronson's story about the guy who mistakenly was sent to the loony bin but it turns out he... ohhh you thought I'd spoil it for ya, huh?
He has a bit of an odd voice but it's acceptable. He was pretty even with his pitch, timbre and speed. Never felt rushed. I enjoy hearing (or think I'm hearing) parts the author is particularly passionate about.
Yeah. I wanted to see who in my social circle might be a sociopath. Turns out it's me. All kidding aside, I was relieved to not scored high on the Psychopath test at all and then wanted to find out WHO does. The answer was surprisingly complex.
Not quite as good as The Sociopath Next Door but still interesting.
I've read a lot about sociopaths after dating one, and this book does a great job explaining the stages you go through after learning about them. I liked the author's honesty and candidness. Entertaining and educational.
This book, and Jon's work in general, has helped to reinvigorate my interest in the world around me. My life was in no way dull before this, but was certainly lacking a kind of appeal that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Knowing that there are others out there, others not deeply entrenched in the academic or medical fields,who have an interest in the opaque world of psychopathy makes me feel as though I've found a home, or at least a firm footing.
Absolutely enjoyed it, even more so than "Them." You really get a feel for the people. Also, appreciated his candor.
An adventure by second hand means into a closed door of monsters. It's one of the most important books in history covering a topic that effects the global.
If you know nothing about what defines a psychopath (supposedly 10% of us are) then read the last 15% of the book. If you understand the basis of a psychopath (that many CEO and successful business people actually score the same as serial killers) then don't bother.
The book has lots of details and reads like a novel which is great except it's suppose to be telling you about the Psychopath Test. Well it doesn't do this until the end, last 15% of the book.
I wanted to like it and can't saying, this is interesting but what does it have to do with the story...or this is boring does this have anything to do with the story? It did not until the end. It could have been a 1 hour book. The ending was ok, it told me things I already knew about "psychopaths" so it felt like wasted time.
Trying to support 1) the comparably smaller non-fiction selection and 2) the few here that are not misinformation. Got mind? Use it.
Jon Ronson narrating a Jon Ronson adventure is highly recommendable. Gonzo journalism at its wildest: crazy events with vivid detail about a fascinating topic.
As always Mr. Ronson cleverly weaves informative background information into his twisting-and-turning narrative. So, you get some exposure to psychiatry and "psychopathy" during your wild ride down in the trenches of the madness industry.
This is clearly not meant to be a textbook; concise systematic review is neglected as the author hurls you right into the action. But it is nonetheless insightful, and you will find the experience most enjoyable.
I had the sense that I was along with the author during his research.
The surprises - I never knew what to expect.