I've been addicted to books since I can remember. I will read anything! Listening is a relatively new skill.
Another fantastic piece of journalism. Witty and entertaining but most of all it is relevant and very troubling.
I really enjoyed this audiobook although it has made into a psychopath spotter!
I think it really benefitted from Ronson personally narrating as the story comes alive. I was so enthralled I listened to it in under 48hrs,
Funny and interesting
not gripping enough for me. I have read other non fiction book that kept me in it the whole time but this one did. Not sure exactly why, maybe it was just the subject that didn't interest me much
'Read' this for my book group, and at first I wasn't keen, but once I got into it I found it fascinating! The tendency to begin to assess your own family and friends for 'evidence' of the various traits is unavoidable.
Although some of what Ronson reveals is really quite shocking, it's all done in a very accessible way, with plenty of humour too.
i am not really interested in psychology just bought this because it looked interesting. i found it fascinating. once again audible thanks for broadening my horizons. found myself looking at friends and colleagues differently and putting them on the psychopath scale.
While listening to this book, for the first time I wondered if I might be a psychopath. I conclude no but it amused me that the book could question this. Jon though did make me realise everything is not black and white when it comes to personality disorders. Jon reads the book well and it is an easy book to listen to even if you have no knowledge of the subject matter. I'd recommend trying the book out.
I could listen to Jon Ronson all day. He takes a slightly sceptical viewpoint in everything he does but has a knack of getting his subjects to open up to him, whilst revealing small bits about his own personality along the way. A great and enjoyable listen.
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If the purpose of the book was to leave me with more questions that answers, then it was a success. But I can't help thinking that that kind of journalism is sort of...lazy. Every time I wanted Ronson to delve a little deeper, he skirted aside or made a joke.
Overall, I did like this book, though my review might suggest otherwise. I wish it had gone deeper but it certainly aroused my curiosity and inspiring an audience to ask questions can't be a bad thing. I just wish there had been a few more answers than question.