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A memoir by a diagnosed sociopath. Fascinating, shocking and funny, Confessions of a Sociopath is a gripping insight into the mind of a self-confessed predator.
M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realize that she is studying you to find your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse. But she does like people – she likes to touch them, mould them and ruin them. She could be your friend or your boss. She could be you . . .
Now she writes with breathtaking honesty about her life. She also draws on the latest research to explain why at least one in twenty-five of us are sociopaths – and shows why that's not a bad thing.
'Gripping and important . . . revelatory . . . quite the memorable roller coaster ride' – Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test
Pseudonymous author M.E. Thomas paints for the casual observer an illustration of the world of the sociopath. Bereft of the inborn empathic abilities that most people possess, Thomas used her considerable aptitudes to create a functional, albeit predatory, life for herself a life anchored in rules arrived at through applied reason rather than in morals. Narrator Bernadette Sullivan's coolly amused tone effectively conveys Thomas's charming, detached observations about her life. Calm and self-possessed, Sullivan leads us through Thomas's narrative as the sociopath speculates about the causes of sociopathy, its implications, and the impact it has had on her life. By turns a confession, an examination, and a self-justification, the veracity of Thomas's narrative is open to question she is a self-confessed liar and manipulator but however fictional or distorted the story may be, Sullivan's presentation of it is undeniably seductive. A Crown hardcover.