Americans have become fascinated with sociopaths—just witness the popularity of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, King Joffrey in Game of Thrones, and Frank Underwood in House of Cards. Part of it may be due to the fact that some estimates put their number in our society as high as one in twenty-five. But the real reason is a respect for results: sociopaths know how to get what they want!
Brutally honest and scathingly funny, The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead is a practical satire that holds a funhouse mirror to American business and political culture. It is the first book to call out the new, “scientifically” grounded insights of social psychology for what they are: tips for the dark art of manipulation. Filled with surprising cameo appearances from Dostoyevsky, Plato, Robert Greene, Dale Carnegie, and Malcolm Gladwell, it provides the skills you need to succeed (and, just as importantly, to keep others down).
In a time where even our leaders show it is OK to do whatever it takes to get ahead, The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead is the only tool you need to make sure you come out on top.
The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead
Tips for the Dark Art of Manipulation
P. T. Elliott
6 February 2018
6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
P.T. Elliott studied philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and was an award-winning screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute. Currently an art director for feature films, she has worked on such films as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and Kong: Skull Island. Her previously published books are 100 Proof and Cracker Ingenuity. Elliott lives in Los Angeles, California