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Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

I just flagged half of you morons.

Don't write a review if it has nothing to do with the book. No one cares about what you think of the author on the Dr. Phil show. We care about the content of the book.
Five stars to even out the negativity of the morons who refuse to give real and constructive criticis...
Don't write a review if it has nothing to do with the book. No one cares about what you think of the author on the Dr. Phil show. We care about the content of the book.
Five stars to even out the negativity of the morons who refuse to give real and constructive criticism.

Morons.

posted by Tyrant3 on May 26, 2013

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40 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

Confessions of a Sociopath was a difficult read, in a way. It wa

Confessions of a Sociopath was a difficult read, in a way. It wasn't the content or the writing style as much as the tone, which felt a little odd, and at times, disconcerting. It was often cold and very pretentious. After a while, it really grated on my nerves. By the ...
Confessions of a Sociopath was a difficult read, in a way. It wasn't the content or the writing style as much as the tone, which felt a little odd, and at times, disconcerting. It was often cold and very pretentious. After a while, it really grated on my nerves. By the final few chapters, I would catch myself skimming the text and have to reread large portions. I think it would have been wiser of me to take the book in smaller doses, to break it up a bit.

But... the content itself was pretty fascinating. It's easy to dismiss psychopaths as "evil" (especially thanks to Hollywood and the media) and not think about them with any more depth than that, but there's actually a pretty wide spectrum. I learned a lot reading this book. I didn't realize there were non-criminal sociopaths, nor did I know they could be as high-functioning as the author.

There were some aspects of her story that were hard to believe. I couldn't tell if she was contradicting herself, if she was embellishing things, or if I just wasn't understanding her. Then came the epilogue, and everything that didn't make sense to me before sort of fell into place. I think the parts I had trouble believing were due to differences between how we (author and reader) view the world, not because of an intent to deceive.

Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas was an eye-opening book. I wouldn't place it on my favorites list, but I did come away with more knowledge and understanding about a personality disorder I knew little to nothing about. (3 1/2 stars would better reflect my rating)

posted by lovelybookshelf on May 14, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    I just flagged half of you morons.

    Don't write a review if it has nothing to do with the book. No one cares about what you think of the author on the Dr. Phil show. We care about the content of the book.
    Five stars to even out the negativity of the morons who refuse to give real and constructive criticism.

    Morons.

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    you must check it out if you have people in your life who seem emotionless

    I found no boring parts and found this book highly entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    Revealing

    If you can try to drown a baby opossum in a pool, find that the opossum won't drown, leave it struggling in the pool to go shopping, come back to find that it had drowned, and be glad, then you may be a sociopath. You'll find Ms. Thomas' stories like this one in her book. And you may start wondering about yourself, as I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Confessions

    Fascinating read.

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