The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson audiobook

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

By Jon Ronson
Read by Jon Ronson

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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 institutionalized 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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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 institutionalized 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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Editorial Reviews

Engrossing.... This book brings droll wit to buoy this fascinating journey through 'the madness business.' Publishers Weekly
“A book that [is] as cheerily kooky as it is well-researched.” Los Angeles Times
“Engrossing…This book brings droll wit to buoy this fascinating journey through ‘the madness business.’” Publishers Weekly
“Author/narrator Ronson’s likable personality makes the listening easy. All his wry humor, sarcasm, and droll wit are evident in his narration.” AudioFile
“A masterful storyteller who shares a compelling tale about a quest for information.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Jon Ronson

Author Bio: Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include tThe Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, among others. He cowrote the screenplay for the movie Frank, which starred Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. He is a regular contributor to This American Life.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English