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The Resource The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry, Jon Ronson

The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry, Jon Ronson

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The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry
Title
The psychopath test
Title remainder
a journey through the madness industry
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Jon Ronson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is 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 institutionalised 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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1967-
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Ronson, Jon
Dewey number
616.8582
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Psychopaths
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The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry, Jon Ronson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The missing part of the puzzle revealed -- The man who faked madness -- Psychopaths dream in black-and-white -- The psychopath test -- Toto -- Night of the living dead -- The right sort of madness -- The madness of David Shayler -- Aiming a bit high -- The avoidable death of Rebecca Riley -- Good luck
Control code
000047036262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9780330451369
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry, Jon Ronson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The missing part of the puzzle revealed -- The man who faked madness -- Psychopaths dream in black-and-white -- The psychopath test -- Toto -- Night of the living dead -- The right sort of madness -- The madness of David Shayler -- Aiming a bit high -- The avoidable death of Rebecca Riley -- Good luck
Control code
000047036262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9780330451369
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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