Yep, now the Don is being sworn in, it probably pays to have a quick look back over the Psychopath Test: Jon Ronson’s journey through the psychiatric professions and a look at how we diagnose and treat psychopaths.
The whole thing fizzes along, and there are a lot of laughs, but underneath it all it is pretty unsettling. I think when Ronson tells us about psychopaths being treated with marathon LSD sessions at the Oak Ridge Hospital for the Criminally Insane is the point where I gave up on finding any hard and fast logic in this world.
This is a decent, funny, quick read, but it doesn’t go far enough. There are parts where I wanted Ronson to go into a lot more detail, but instead he skates around the hard questions, aiming for laughs instead. But still, the he crams in tonnes of laughs:
Recommended. A bit.