Confessions of A Sociopath

Confessions of A Sociopath

A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

Book - 2013
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"A diagnosed non-criminal sociopath explains how her charisma and penchant for convincing lies enables her to influence and seduce others, offering insight into her system of ethics while offering advice on how to manage a relationship with a sociopath."--From Novelist.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307956644
Branch Call Number: 616.8582 T3651c 2013
Characteristics: xii, 302 p. ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeAnnaL Jan 26, 2018

An insightful and chilling book. Absolutely fascinating!

ArapahoeKati May 08, 2017

If you've ever wanted to get in the mind of someone else, read this. Some of it is very unsettling, dear reader, and it will make you think hard about your own humanity.

Mar 22, 2016

Ah, I couldn't finish this. Too self-aggrandizing and hence extremely boring. I'd thought it might be interesting to see into the mind of a sociopath. I was wrong. (I did find it interesting that she was actually diagnosed as a psychopath but makes a big deal of pointing out that the two terms are interchangeable - and then makes a point of referring to herself as a sociopath throughout).

Aug 26, 2015

A fascinating book.

Jun 02, 2015

I found the book profoundly interesting the author clearly has a confident grasp on the subject and how she is affected by status as a sociopath and this is reflected on the page.

Cynthia_N Nov 07, 2014

Interesting book. I really liked the final few chapters where the author talks about studies done with children and the possibility of raising her own children.

Jul 27, 2014

Interesting. It made me think, "Perhaps we all have a streak of the sociopathic in us...." It was a pretty interesting book, for sure!! Liked it.

IPL_Mandy Jun 14, 2014

I agree with many of the other commenters' criticisms of the book (jumps around, too much about her), but would argue that's what makes it so interesting as a look into the mind of a sociopath. It probably reflects her motives for writing the book, which is likely self-agrandizement, rather than education. And that is consistent with sociopathy. Despite it's issues with structure and repetition, definitely worth reading if you've ever wondered what being a sociopath is like and how they are different from the rest of us.

Serving suggestion: a grain of salt.

May 29, 2014

I found the author of this book to be rather unlikeable. I'm glad I don't know her.

Apr 26, 2014

if your looking for a better book on this I would strongly recommend " The Gates of Janus" by Ian Brady.
it is hard to find in a public library, but worth the effort in terms of content.

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