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The Journals Of Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott, Joel Myerson
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
The Awakening
Kate Chopin
Ulysses
James Joyce
Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders
Henrietta Webb, Josephine Ross
Becoming Jane Austen
Jon Spence
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Brendan Gill, Dorothy Parker
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Brontë
Don't Tell Alfred
Nancy Mitford
Autobiographies (Collected Works, Vol 3)
Douglas Archibald, William O'Donnell, W.B. Yeats

Painfully boring

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight - M.E. Thomas

The main takeaway from this book: not all sociopaths are criminals, but they are all assholes. 

 

This book should be fascinating, but instead it is incredibly dull and tedious to read. The author seems much more impressed with herself than she should be--normal if she is in fact a sociopath--but none of the autobiographical stories she's so obsessed with were interesting to read about. 

 

Also, there's something about this book as a whole that rings false. I don't know if it's because she changed details to protect herself/others, or typical sociopathic exaggeration, or if she's actually lying about being a sociopath. Whatever it is, it makes the book even more unpleasant to read.