Publication Date: 11/01/2024 ISBN: 9781035038510 Category:

The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 11/01/2024 ISBN: 9781035038510 Category:
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The Sunday Times bestseller – now with a new introduction and part of the Picador Collection

‘The belly laughs come thick and fast’ – The Observer

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’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.

Publisher Review

The belly laughs come thick and fast - my God, he is funny . . . and you will, I guarantee, zip merrily through it. * The Observer * An entertaining exploration of madness. * The Sunday Times * Ronson is one of the finest comic writers working today. -- Will Self * The Guardian * Ronson has a fine journalist's nose for sniffing out the most entertaining monsters to interview . . . chirpy, inquisitive, funny. -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * A thoughtful and funny read. * Stylist * A typical treat, a semi-sinister, half-hilarious trip into the dark side. * List * Thought-provoking, wry, incisive. * Tatler *

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