Sociopath: A Memoir (Hardback)
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Published: 11/04/2024
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Insightful and surprisingly life-affirming, Gagne's extraordinary memoir paints a fascinating and fully-rounded picture of what it means to belong to the five percent of the population categorised as sociopaths.

'Your friends would probably describe me as nice. But guess what? I can't stand your friends. I'm a liar. I'm a thief. I'm highly manipulative. I don't care what other people think. I'm capable of almost anything.'

Sociopath: A Memoir is at once a mesmerizing tale of a life lived on the edge of the law, a redemptive love story and a moving account of one woman's battle to create a place for herself and the 5% of the population who are also - like her - sociopaths.

Ever since she was a small child, Patric Gagne knew she was different. Although she felt intense love for her family and her best friend, David, these connections were never enough to make her be 'good', or to reduce her feelings of apathy and frustration.

As she grew older, her behaviour escalated from petty theft through to breaking and entering, stalking, and worse. As an adult, Patric realized that she was a sociopath.

Although she instantly connected with the official descriptions of sociopathy, she also knew they didn't tell the full story: she had a plan for her life, had nurtured close relationships and was doing her best (most of the time) to avoid harming others. As her darker impulses warred against her attempts to live a settled, loving life with her partner, Patric began to wonder - was there a way for sociopaths to integrate happily into society? And could she find it before her own behaviour went a step too far?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529094886
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 243 x 165 x 33 mm


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“Spectacular Insight into the Non-Criminal Sociopathic Mind!”

Spectacular insight into the sociopathic mind.
This book was deeply insightful and it was fascinating to get the second-hand experience of a sociopath's development. Though frequently villainized in popular... More

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“Fascinating!”

This memoir was fascinating and I feel like I learnt so much from it. It was eye opening, thought provoking and at times, shocking. An amazing piece of writing that made me want to know more about the subject of... More

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“Parts of this were outstanding - brutally honest and even funny at times”

This book starts with a fairly long "contents/chapters" list and the line "The story you are about to read is true". It's fair to say that I didn't really know quite what to expect of... More

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