Sociopath: A Memoir

Sociopath: A Memoir

Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 11/04/2024
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Sociopath: A Memoir
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 wri... READ MORE
Gemma Robb
Sociopath: A Memoir
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 d... READ MORE
Emma-Bristol Galleries
Sociopath: A Memoir
Compulsive Reading
A compelling and highly informative memoir. After reading this obsessively over two days, I hope that Patric Gagne’s unflinching memoir now attracts the ki... READ MORE
Jen Mackay at Windsor

Synopsis

'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: 585g
  • Dimensions: 243 x 165 x 33 mm

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Sociopath: A Memoir
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... READ MORE
Nigel
Sociopath: A Memoir
Extremely interesting, but a bit long-winded
It's fascinating to read from the perspective of someone affected by what it means to be so different. This is a very detailed memoir that begins with the ... READ MORE
Hornita