Andy McNab

"Inspiring and revelatory... Dutton's book gave me a real insight into who I really am."

(On the Dutton vs McNab 'Psychopath Makeover' challenge): "Dutton is a wimp. He could only stand being me for 15 minutes." The full account of the challenge may be found in Chapter 5 of The Wisdom of Psychopaths: Make Me A Psychopath. More...

Michael C. Hall
A.K.A. Dexter

"The Wisdom of Psychopaths is captivating. Dr. Dutton's book invigorated my consideration of not just a certain television character, but slow-pulsed overachievers everywhere."

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Philip Pullman

"The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a surprising, absorbing, and perceptive book. Kevin Dutton has amassed a great deal of knowledge about these charming, cold, fearless, emotionally indifferent people, who are so attractive in some ways and so appalling in others, and set it out in a briskly readable prose studded with gripping anecdotes. He's concerned with the whole spectrum of the psychopathic personality and how it adapts to the world in some ways better than the 'normal' personality does. I found it altogether fascinating."

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Oliver James

"Gobsmackingly revealing. The Wisdom of Psychopaths is definitive proof that it can be good to be bad."

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V.S. Ramachandran

"Dutton tackles an elusive, important and much neglected aspect of the mind, our personality. He presents some highly original insights and does so in a provocative and humorous style."

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Jesse Bering

"If you've been keeping your inner psychopath locked up in the maximum-security unit of your mind, Kevin Dutton explains why giving him some fresh air from time to time may actually do you-and more importantly, the rest of us-a world of good. Just give him this book to read and make sure he's a literate, functional psychopath."

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Scott Lilienfeld

"The irrepressible Kevin Dutton has done it again! This time he has produced an irreverent romp through the bright side and dark side of the mysterious psychopath, and does a great job of mixing the scientific with the personal, offering readers an insider's glimpse into the workings of fascinating persons - and fascinating personalities. Readers will come away both enlightened and entertained."

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Robert J. Sawyer

"The Wisdom of Psycopaths is the best nonfiction book I've read in the past year. Provocative, fascinating, insightful, disturbing, and witty, it will change the way you look at your doctor, you banker, and maybe your neighbours. Dutton writes with all the humanity of Oliver Sacks, and way more gusto; this book is an intellectual romp not to be missed."