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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout - Non Fiction (recommended by Kate)
We have moved this from the original date (night before Thanksgiving day) to the week following. thanks, Talk, Eat and maybe drink a little Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own? In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too. We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt.

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This book club (previously named Dahlonega Books and Booze) aims to combine a love of reading and spirited discussion with dinner at Dahlonega restaurants. We meet once a month to discuss the current book and whatever else comes up in a fun atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to attend. You don't even need to read the book to have a good time.

There is a small annual dues (currently $20 or $3 a meeting) to cover the cost of Meetup app. Attend a couple of meetings then decide if you want to keep coming. Bring yourself and friends for an evening of books and lively discussion.

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