Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
|Author:||M. E. Thomas|
Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life.
As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, "We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent--even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence. Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of the American population."
Confessions of a Sociopath--part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious--takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath, her popular Sociopathworld blog, and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are "hiding in plain sight."
A compelling, extraordinary memoir into life as a diagnosed sociopath.
Gripping and important ... revelatory ... quite the memorable roller coaster ride -- Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test New York Times Book Review Fascinating ... That the author is female somehow makes Confessions of a Sociopath all the more chilling Boston Globe
M. E. Thomas is a practising attorney and law professor, and the founder of the popular blog Sociopathworld.com.