I like to learn interesting stuff on midnight runs. And I need absorbing children's audio to stay sane on long car journeys.
I was inspired to read this book by an associate who is undoubtedly a psycho. I have little else to thank her for- this was well worth the listen .
An examination of the logic behind and failures surrounding psychopath diagnosis from the perspective of one of the very few people on this earth that are certainly more anxious, funny and brave than myself.
Yet again, another fascinating and thought-provoking book. I'm now looking at everyone out of the corner of my eye... And curious about getting hold of the Hare psychopathy checklist...
A bit worried I've only one more book of Jon's to listen to now!!!! Get writing Jon please!!!!
Lots to think about and will definitely listen to parts again- very funny and lots of really thought provoking anecdotes. Didn't love Ronson's delivery, but I got past that after a few chapters.
A fairly uncritical and naïve look at one particular personality disorder, and a failure to link the complexity of mental conditions and their associations with other personality disorders, the man who closed down all the factories is clearly a narcissist, as with borderline personality disorder, at the extreme end of the spectrum they are all basically psychopaths, but are either non violent or hurt themselves. I would run a mile from ‘Tony’, his barbaric and sadistic act of violence is not in the least mitigated by his upbringing, multitudes of people have terrible childhoods, his attack was classic predator and prey behaviour, he showed no remorse for his action or empathy for his victim. I reluctantly have to agree that Jon Ronson’s wishy-washy inconclusion was as one person described his view, ‘left wing and liberal’.
I really love Jon Ronson's writing style and I enjoy how he unpicks a non fiction topic in the style of a novel. I am looking forward to the new book.
I like how he skips about across a theme. You get the 'learning' but it keeps it interesting.
My new fave writer I think.