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The Psychopath Epidemic: Why the World Is So F*cked Up and What You Can Do About It

The Psychopath Epidemic: Why the World Is So F*cked Up and What You Can Do About It

by Cameron Reilly


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Similar to the bestselling Sociopath Next Door comes a unique look at the psychopaths among us and how our society—from kindergarten to corporations—encourages and rewards psychotic behavior, and what average citizens can do to survive and thrive when we must live with, learn from, or be lead by sociopaths.

Psychiatrists estimate that 1 percent of the adult population are psychopaths. That's about two million Americans. And they are our bosses, our politicians, our priests, and our neighbors. And they are running our economy and our lives.

Every day in the news we hear about people in positions of power doing deplorable things—in business, politics, and government, from sexual harassment to polluting the environment to covering up crimes. And it's no wonder considering a small percentage of people wield a large amount of power, and that these very same people fit the definition of a "psychopath."

A highly engaging and gripping read, Cameron Reilly's book adds to our growing understanding of sociopaths with a detailed analysis of how our society encourages and rewards psychopathic tendencies, and how, because of this, psychopaths the world over have risen to power. Using historical references to pop culture examples, Reilly offers a field guide to psychopaths—how to spot them and how to outmaneuver them so you can keep your sanity in tact. This is the first-of-its-kind book to examine the shocking evidence and then suggest practical solutions for saving us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757323607
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cameron Reilly is a marketer, film maker, and podcast pioneer who has spent fifteen years producing content about some of history’s most famous political and military leaders—from Napoleon, the Caesars, Alexander The Great, the Medici, through to Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt. After a career in marketing with Microsoft, he co-founded of the world’s first podcast business, The Podcast Network, and created one of Australia’s leading marketing strategy firms, Motherlode Marketing. His first book, The Three Illusions, examined the overlap between Epicurean philosophy and modern physics, and his first documentary film, Marketing The Messiah, exploring the development of early Christianity, will be released in 2019. Cameron lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Chrissy and three children. Visit: or