Confessions Of A Sociopath

Confessions Of A Sociopath by M.E. Thomas (pseudonym) promises to take readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick while debunking myths about sociopathy and offering a road map for dealing with the sociopaths in your life. It claims the author draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.”

This book was just okay for me. It's touted as part confessional memoir and part primer for people wanting to learn more about sociopaths, but I found it to mostly be "Thomas" touting herself as perfectly charming, the object of everyone's desire, able to get away with anything, and basically the most perfect person on earth - other than the fact that she's a sociopath with no normal human emotions or empathy, of course. Her grandiose bragging got old pretty quick, and made the book drag on. Also, her "shocking stories" aren't even that interesting. I was hoping for more insight into the sociopath and how to deal with them, but mostly just got the "life story" of "Thomas" - which is highly questionable, considering she describes what a good liar she is throughout the book. Also, she claims to be professionally diagnosed as a sociopath, but at another point makes it seem like she was just SELF diagnosed as a sociopath - so which is it? Not sure what to believe here.

If you really want to read this book, it's okay, but I think Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door is a much more informative and interesting read.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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