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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Apr 15, 2012

it was amazing

Having great respect for Will Self (who endorses this book) I hinted that it would be a great gift for mother's day (thank you son, you have great taste...must get it from your mother). Excellent. Jon Ronson is brilliant and the serious nature of what he writes mixed with his self provocation and the recognition of his own weaknesses make you frown and smile in the same sentence.
He interviews some fascinating people, and the insights into their personalites have you wide eyed and fairly freaked. Curiously on his travels to interview potential paychopaths we see him mainly in the States or the UK.
After attending a course on how to apply Robert Hare's Psychopath test, he considers himself an expert 'psycho' spotter. As did I after reading this cleverly written, serious, hilarious book.

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