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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 blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”

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Confessions of a Sociopath
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2.7 / 5
January 22nd, 2014
This book did not read as genuine, had few insights or intelligent explanations into the authors supposed sociopathic behaviour and left me in doubt of whether M. E. Thomas is in fact a female or sociopath at all. I would not recommend this book.
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Lots of Big Ideas
August 24th, 2013
I like a book that makes you think about big questions. Ostensibly, this is an autobiography about a self-diagnosed sociopath. After the first few pages of the first chapter I was thinking equally about how it is we know the world and ourselves and the nature of morality as much as being riveted by her life story. The book is well-argued (she is a law professor) , lucid, logically structured, unflinchingly honest and written in a finely-tuned style, which is apparently to be expected from a sociopathic author. No titillating anecdotes of animal torture here.
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