Jon ronson is the author of the psychopath test: a journey through the madness industry, an exploration of what defines a psychopath at ted2012, he told a part of that story on stage — how he met a man named tony who was held for years in a psychiatric prison because he faked mental illness too well, and about how ronson himself became trained (perhaps too well also) to spot psychopaths for himself.
The psychopath test, as the tag-line says, is “a journey through the madness industry” the author tries to answer some serious questions through this book like “what drives the world – sanity or insanity.
Jon ronson goes on a mental illness odyssey in his book, the psychopath test, which takes in some extraordinary people and facts, and is, by turns, a funny and serious read in alternating chaptersas always, ronson packs a ton of enjoyably kooky characters into his books. And, in the case of the psychopath test, perhaps more than occasionally ronson's new book is provocative and interesting, and you will, i guarantee, zip merrily through it but it also reveals, sometimes painfully, the limitations of his journalistic technique. Take this test to find out, or buy the book this test is just a bit of fun, and should not be confused with the hare psychopath test psychopathy is caused by a mixture of genetic abnormalities in the brain, and trauma in the formative years.
Description : jon ronson's adventures with extraordinary people collects together in a single volume three of jon ronson's bestselling titles, them, the men who stare at goats and the psychopath test them charts jon's discovery that extremists - islamic fundamentalists, neo-nazis, ku klux klansmen - all have one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room.
So asks jon ronson in his latest book, the psychopath test: a journey through the madness industry ronson is probably best known for his book, the men who stare at goats , which was adapted for the big screen and starred george clooney.
At this point, not very far into the mostly nimble and beguiling “psychopath test,” mr ronson is off to the races he is introduced by mr daniels to a mental patient whom the book calls tony, and who is supposedly confined to the broadmoor psychiatric hospital in berkshire, england, because he faked psychopathy and cannot unfake it.