Thanks you, from Joe
This was a great story and I had a wonderful time listening to it. I was happy to get to then next chapters, and very sad to see it end
I love everything written by Jon Ronson but this is by far my favorite. I have listened to this at least 5 times. How can you not love his narration? He has the greatest accent!
As author learns of psychopaths and he realizes the danger of not being aware as well as the danger of making judgements that may be too quick. He also points how this field has radically changed over the years.
Additionally the author shows how psychology has moved out of the touchy feely field. WIth the use of pet scans many symptoms are confirmed with medical technology.
Dr Hare, a brilliant man. I wonder where he would rate one of our US presidential contenders, the one who loves to brag about his money, his planes, his business, and all those who adore him, however when criticized he quickly goes on the attack.
Confirmed what I have previously learned
Yes, everyone should read this book as some as the most powerful, influential people fit the mold. They have no problem using charisma, charm or callously crushing others to gain their goals.
I was not sure what to expect with this book. My boyfriend had heard it was good and I am happy I listened to him about it. I learned a lot... Maybe more than I wanted to. This book has some graphic details so don't listen if you have a weak stomach!
Did not know the author it was a pleasant surprise. A deceitfully cheerful narration of a serious enquiry into a very dark territory. Very serious stuff that concerns us all yet very enjoyable listen.
you either like him or you don't. great book. all of his books that I've read so far are awesome. I love his writing style. I highly recommend this book.
Anne in Happy Valley
Weirdo journalist's obsession a reading treat!
The journalist -- he's a freak who commits compelling, funny journalism!
The rhythm (I can't spell that word) of his speech makes me uncomfortable...but I gather it's his regional accent b/c I've heard it from characters in BBC America shows
Everybody might be a psychopath.
This book changed my views of Psychology forever! While the title sounds ominous the author, also narrator, makes it funny too. His sense of humor I totally relate to! loved every bit of it. And the stories are true which makes you WTF?? Def will blow your mind!
I'd probably give this 4.5 stars, if I could. This book is absolutely fascinating, yet at the same time a trifle unsatisfying. I don't think it could NOT be unsatisfying to some extent, though, because psychopathy is not something that has been 'solved', it's not something society has figured out how to deal with or, in most cases, even how to identify.
I was at times laughing, at other times appalled at what I was hearing, and at still other times just sad.
This is a VERY complicated issue, as is anything to do with mental health. If you want a little insight into the subject, this is an interesting slant on it.
And don't worry, you're almost certainly NOT a psychopath ;)