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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jon Ronson

Narrated By: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: May 2011

Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes


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.


  • Anonymous

    I have fallen in love with Jon Ronson. While I'm extremely disappointed this is the only title carries by Ronson (hint, hint), his books are always incredibly intriguing to me. And the way he narrates is smooth, yet he shows his passion for the subject. This book is just another example of his amazing research tied into his unique story telling.

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