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Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

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Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

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The Psychopath Test audiobook by John Ronson

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Strange answers to the psychopath test - Jon Ronson

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

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Jon Ronson on psychopathy, with Sam Pang at the Wheeler Centre

In The Psychopath Test, British sleuth and documentary maker Jon Ronson comes across the influential psychologist who developed the industry standard 'psychopath test' and who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths. Fresh from a chaotic appearance on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Q&A in 2011, Ronson joins Sam Pang to discuss his forays into the mental healthcare system -- and the odd spectrum of people who inhabit it.

Book Review | The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson

Hello friends, new and old! If you're looking for edge-of-your-seat non-fiction, look no further! Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test proves to be a hilarious, jetsetting tale about Ronson's descent into the world and history of psychopaths.

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"We can GET them!" - Jon Ronson's hilarious & disturbing story about public shaming & mob justice

Excerpted from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House, September 2015.

Jon Ronson, always funny, always insightful, has authored The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test, and So You've Been Publicly Shamed (2015).

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Jon Ronson - The Psychopath Test - Skeptics in the Pub

The Psychopath Test
17th November 2011
The Head of Steam, Liverpool

When the journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist who has recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail he is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for answers, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness. Jon meets a Broadmoor inmate who swears he faked a mental disorder to get a lighter sentence but is now stuck there, with nobody believing he's sane. He meets some of the people who catalogue mental illness, and those who vehemently oppose them. He meets the influential psychologist who developed the industry standard Psychopath Test and who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are in fact psychopaths. Jon learns from him how to ferret out these high-flying psychopaths and, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, heads into the corridors of power.

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of two bestsellers: Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales.

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WHAT MAKES A PSYCHOPATH A PSYCHOPATH with Jon Ronson

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True Tales of Everyday Craziness - Jon Ronson: Books, Biography, Quotes - Interview

Jon Ronson (born 10 May 1967) is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) and The Psychopath Test (2011). He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming a faux-naïf character in his stories.

He is known for his informal but skeptical investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. He has published nine books and his work has appeared in British publications such as The Guardian, City Life and Time Out. He has made several BBC Television documentary films and two documentary series for Channel 4.

Ronson sold the film rights to The Men Who Stare at Goats and a movie of the same name was released in 2009 as a comedy war film directed by Grant Heslov and written by Peter Straughan. According to Ronson's DVD-commentary, the journalist-character Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) did experience some elements of Ronson's self-recounted story from the book. However, unlike Ronson, Wilton was an American from Ann Arbor. Also, unlike Ronson, Wilton went to Iraq.[35]

In the process of visiting the set during the shoot, Ronson began a collaborative writing project with Straughan.[35] This was the screenplay for Frank, a feature film loosely based on the Sidebottom story.[36]

Ronson co-wrote with Bong Joon-Ho the screenplay for the 2017 Netflix film Okja.



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Jon Ronson @ 5x15 - The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson's nonfiction books, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats have all been international and New York Times bestsellers. The Psychopath Test spent nearly two years on the UK bestseller list and ten weeks on the New York Times list. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a film starring George Clooney. His most recent book is FRANK: The True Story That Inspired The Movie, telling the story of his work with musician and comedian Frank Sidebottom. In the UK he writes regularly for The Guardian and his many documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, The Secret Rulers of the World, and seven series of the multi award winning BBC Radio 4 programme Jon Ronson On... His first fictional screenplay- Frank - stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It premiered at Sundance and SXSW to great critical acclaim and will soon be on general release. He is currently working on a book about public shaming for publication in early 2015.
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Ideas at the House: Jon Ronson - Psychopaths Make the World Go Round, Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Superficial charm, a tendency to be bored easily, a lack of empathy and remorse, coupled with a grandiose sense of self-worth: these are the hallmarks of the psychopath. After a look at the world around us, some investigative journalism that took him to prisons and CEO offices, Jon Ronson came to the conclusion that not only do these qualities characterise some of the most successful people in all spheres of life, perhaps there is at least a bit of the psychopath in us all...

Jon Ronson is a journalist, documentary filmmaker and non-fiction author, whose work includes The Men Who Stare At Goats.

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