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The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, by Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.
Without Conscience is the seminal description of the psychopathic personality (referred to as sociopaths on Lovefraud). Dr. Robert Hare developed the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, which is the best tool for diagnosing the personality disorder. The checklist from Lovefraud’s Key Symptoms of a Psychopath is drawn from this book—it’s important to read the full explanations.
Getting It Through My Thick Skull
Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know, by Mary Jo Buttafuoco
After 17 years, Mary Jo Buttafuoco finally tells her story. In 1992, she was shot in the head by Amy Fisher, the “Long Island Lolita,” who was having an affair with her husband, Joey Buttafuoco. The first words of the book are, “Joey Buttafuoco is a sociopath.” Then Mary Jo reveals why her husband’s behavior identifies him a sociopath, how her marriage affected her, and how she escaped from the fog.
The true story of how Natalie Hutchison, winner of Trading Places 2006, turned her life around after a lifetime of abuse, by Natalie Hutchison and Mary Turner Thomson
At Lovefraud, we often talk about how childhood trauma makes us susceptible to abuse later in life. Trading Places shows exactly how it happens. Natalie describes what she experienced with her family of origin, and then you see how the emotional injuries she carried play out. But this is a story with a happy ending—Natalie overcomes her past, rebuilds her life, and gains national recognition for her achievements.
The Betrayal Bond
Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships, By Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D.
Does it seem like you just go from one abusive relationship to another? If this describes your life, you may be suffering from a betrayal bond. This is a highly addictive attachment to someone who has hurt you. But even if that particular person is no longer in your life, the effects continue, because to you, an abusive relationship feels normal. This book explains how to recognize and break betrayal bonds.
The Gift of Betrayal
How to Heal Your Life When Your World Explodes, by Eve A. Wood, M.D.
Anyone—even a practicing psychiatrist who writes motivational books—can experience betrayal. The author, Eve A. Wood, M.D., was married to a man who sounds like a sociopath. When everything fell apart, she went through the same devastation that many of us have gone through. Then she wrote the book that she wished was available at the time. It offers excellent advice for recovering from betrayal and rebuilding your life.
Just Like His Father?
A Guide to Overcoming Your Child’s Genetic Connection to Antisocial Behavior, Addiction and ADHD, by Liane J. Leedom, M.D.
If you’ve had a child with a sociopath, you must read this book. Written by Lovefraud author Dr. Liane Leedom, it is the only book available that specifically addresses how to best raise children who carry a genetic risk of antisocial behavior, addiction and ADHD. Parenting can make a difference in whether these risks grow into disorders. Do not wait. The sooner you start—even when your child is an infant—the better your chance of success.
Overcoming the Devastation of Legal Abuse Syndrome
Warning: Protracted litigation can be hazardous to your health, by Karin Huffer, M.S., M.F.T.
Do not let the title of this book fool you. Yes, the legal system often adds insult to our injuries by allowing the sociopaths to get away with their predatory behavior. Inappropriate and outrageous responses on the part of those who are supposed to protect us can affect us deeply. But Legal Abuse Syndrome is more than a guidebook for dealing with court battles. It offers eight steps to recovery for blaming appropriately so we can heal, whether we’re involved in legal actions or not.
Starry Eyes and Toxic Lies, by Melissa K. Dean
She met him on the Internet. He told her stories designed to tug at her heartstrings and generate sympathy. It worked. Melissa married the guy, and then slowly found herself exploited—financially, emotionally and sexually. Reasoning didn’t work. Being supportive didn’t work. Eventually, Melissa realized that in order to save herself, she had to escape.
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