August 24, 2012

The Psychopath Test

So far so good, two posts in two weeks! Well done, me! This week is going to be a post on a book, film, song or the like, which I have read, watched or listened to or has somehow inspired me recently.

I was browsing my local secondhand bookshop a few weeks ago, and spotted Jon Ronson's book The Psychopath Test. Around it's release, I'd heard an interview with Ronson speaking about this book and it sounded like a really interesting topic, so I purchased it. The bookshop owner said that he'd put it up on the shelf to sell only 20 minutes earlier. Perfect timing! It's a fascinating book, and I highly recommend grabbing yourself a copy should you also find it in your local secondhand bookshop. The characters ('psychopaths') he meets and interviews are intense, and Ronson's storytelling is wonderful. The above video is a TEDTalk (I am addicted to!) of Ronson telling how and why he wrote the book and a few things he learnt about himself along the way, which can be found in more detail in The Psychopath Test.

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