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27 Jun

An EXCELLENT review of a book…It has peaked my interest significantly:) I may have to go get this and add my thoughts/reactions at a later date. Please comment/post or tweet if you have read this or have any suggestions for books I should consider:D

Book of words

With a book dedicated to analyzing psychopaths, a group that often brings to mind stereotypical terms such as ‘deranged,’ ‘emotionless’ and ‘dangerous,’ it is hard not to be attracted to it.

I was half expecting to read about the infamous Jack the Ripper or some other brutal serial killers, only to have author Jon Ronson dig deep into the mind boggling business for psychopaths.

“I remembered those psychologists who said psychopaths made the world go around. They meant it: society was, they claimed, an expression of that particular sort of madness.”

Starting off with the most widely used diagnostic test for psychopathy, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, which the book’s title is based on, Ronson laid the foundation with an ‘official’ definition.

“Psychopaths are predators who use charm, manipulation, intimidation, sex and violence to control others and to satisfy their own selfish needs,” Bob Hare, creator of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist…

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Another add to my “want to read” list: The Pocket Therapist

23 Oct

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You know the WWJD thing? (What would Jesus do?)  This book is suppose to be along the lines of “what would a therapist say?”

I must admit to a sort of curiosity coupled with worry…this could either be hilarious or completely crash & burn 😛 However, knowing me, the curiosity will win out.  Has anyone read this???  If so let me know what you thought of it 😀

Art of Self-Loathing

18 Oct

I have not read this book…but it looks hilarious!!! I’m so adding this to my “want to read” category 🙂

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“A wickedly funny parody of self-help books and the entire personal growth movement. This book isn’t just reverse psychology, it’s PERVERSE psychology. Edgy, dark and hilarious, the ten steps range from creating a negative self-image to developing an addiction. This audacious and shocking black comedy might actually be helpful-if you do the exact opposite of what is suggested.” ~ Amazon.com