You will read in their own words how they approach relationships, how they manipulate their partners, and what they think about provides readers with the rare opportunity to enter the personal lives of three male psychopaths through their own words. Through the careful organization of their everyday stories of who, what, when and where.
Emerson ultimately provides the building blocks for readers to understand why these individuals do what they do. Without such stories, there is little hope for understanding.
Carl B. Gacono, Ph.D. & Aaron J. Kivisto, Ph.D.
Quotes from the interviewed psychopaths:
The person you need me to be in order to trust, confide in, support and promote is the person I will become. Being free of unpredictable emotional reactions and guilt, I am free to be whatever, whenever and then change that when necessary… — “Bill”
I was 11 when I knew I was not like other people because I saw someone die in front of me, and then everyone was so upset about it, and I didn’t see why. — “Steve”
You don’t loudly sigh with boredom at a funeral. You probably don’t feel bored at a funeral. I do. Exceptionally so. And I suppose I may sometimes forget myself without realizing. There have been many occasions where people have been looking at me oddly for reasons unclear to me. — “Fred”