REVIEW | The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

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title: The Psychopath Test [support an independent bookseller and purchase at Strand]
author: Jon Ronson
pages: 288
genre: nonfiction-psychology
published: 2011
source: New York Public Library

Note to the single ladies: I happened to have this book with me one Friday night as I waited to meet a friend at a bar, and three different men approached me to flirt/ask about the book. Apparently, this book is a man magnet. Unanticipated bonus 😉

While investigating the origins of mysterious packages sent to neurologists around the world, Ronson becomes fascinated with the DSM-V and the characteristics of psychopaths. He wonders: could some of the most successful and powerful individuals be, in essence, psychopaths?

I really enjoy Ronson’s narrative style. I felt like I was with him in his head as he discovered new information and revised his thinking, which is something readers don’t usually get to experience in nonfiction. Hilarious, thought-provoking, disturbing and insightful, The Psychopath Test is not to be missed!

Rubric rating: 8


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