The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Main Market Ed.

Paperback (05 Jan 2012)

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Synopsis

What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness.

Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything . . .

Combining Jon Ronson's trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is both entertaining and honest, unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges.

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Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9780330492270
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: Main Market Ed.
DEWEY: 616.89
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 17026
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 222g
Height: 198mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 19mm