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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Jan 11, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from January 11 to July 09, 2012

This was a quick and engaging read. Ronson has a lively writing style and includes personal anecdotes and interviews that make the book very entertaining. The history of how psychopaths have been viewed by the psychiatric industry, as well as the critiques of the industry itself, was extremely interesting. It is amazing, and appalling, what sorts of things have passed as "treatment" for psychopaths. And the most chilling fact of all is that psychopaths are essentially untreatable. I would have liked to read more about psychopaths as CEO's because I think there is a lot more potential material there than Ronson included.
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message 1: by Sara (new) - added it

Sara Knowing we have some pretty similar tastes in books I am anxious to hear how you like's been on my to-read list for a while! :)

Kristi I liked it a lot (just posted my review) and read straight through it. It's fascinating... and scary at the same time!

message 3: by Sara (new) - added it

Sara Great review....thanks! I'll probably pick it up sooner than later now. :)

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