"The Psychopath Inside "is a deeply compelling personal story of an eminent scientist s discovery of his own psychopathy. Jim Fallon confesses the sins of his biology and in doing so receives the absolution of being human. I couldn t put it down.
PAUL J. ZAK, PhD, author of "The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity"
As comprehensive as it is compelling, essential reading for understanding the genetic and neuroscience underpinnings of psychopathy.
M. E. THOMAS, author of "Confessions of a Sociopath"
Just the word psychopath is enough to grab anyone s attention and it has inspired numerous TV shows and films for many decades. In truth, I believe the word itself does little to wrap its arms around the infinite behavioral traits psychopaths possess, for "good "and bad. Fallon lets us inside his mind as he takes us on a deftly woven journey, breaking down every convention of psychopathic behavior.
SIMON MIRREN, former executive producer of "Criminal Minds"
In a thought-provoking account of self-exploration, Fallon puts himself under the microscope in an attempt to make sense of how his own biological and developmental history has shaped his life. His perspective on psychopathy pushes us to consider the important roles of nature and nurture, and the fine line between adaptive and maladaptive personality traits.
JOHN F. EDENS, PhD, professor of psychology, director of clinical training, and Cornerstone Faculty Fellow, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
"Anintriguinglook into the dark side of the brain. A must-read for anyone curious about why our brains think our darkest thoughts and how many of us go into states of psychosis without even realizing it. Dr. Fallon's study of my own brain helped me come to terms with my strangest ideas and why I function the way I do. Few people understand the brain as well as Dr. Fallon, and can write about it in such a fun and engaging way. A fascinating read."
ELI ROTH, writer, director, and producer
Absorbing, insightful and quirky
His surprising final diagnosis could broaden the way we see normality.
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